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San Francisco Municipal Railway Token

San Francisco Municipal Railway 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 letters “SF” have been punched out of the center of the token.
Obverse: The legend reads: MUNICIPAL/RAILWAY
Reverse: The legend reads: ONE FARE/SAN FRANCISCO
Currently not on view
Object Name
San Francisco Municipal Railway
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
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Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
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National Museum of American History
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I just found one in the lint catcher in my local SF laundromat! On the day of my (canceled, now online) graduation! Best graduation present ever :)
I just found one of the SF Transit Tokens on the sidewalk in China Town San Francisco , CA
Just found one in great condition at Ocean beach SF

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