Pittsburgh Railways Company Token

Pittsburgh Railways Company Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this transportation token during the early 20th century. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer and is still in business today. Scovill was an early industrial American innovator, adapting armory manufacturing processes to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, coins, and transportation tokens. The center of the token has been punched out to leave a “P” shape.
Obverse: The legend reads: PITTSBURGH RAILWAYS CO.
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/2/2/ONE FARE
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
Pittsburgh Railways Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1437
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1437
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

"I have one of these tokens, although I believe it may pre-date the one show as mine has 'ones' where the token shown has 'twos'. I was intersted to know during what year this token may have been produced and/or used. Thank you. "

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