San Antonio Transit Company Token

San Antonio Transit 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 is punched out, and an “F” shape remains.
Obverse: The legend reads: SAN ANTONIO TRANSIT COMPANY
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR/ONE FULL FARE
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
referenced
San Antonio Transit Company
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.65 cm; 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1445
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1445
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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 found one of these tokens among my parents' belongings. So glad to find this on your website. I had a feeling that it was for the San Antonio Transit Company back in the day. Thanks for the confirmation!

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