- Description (Brief)
- The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this advertising token around 1959. 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 tokens. This token was included in packets of cigarettes vended from Nedicks locations in New York.
- Obverse: Profile of a man facing right. Legend : EAT BETTER FOR LESS/NEDICKS NICKEL
- Reverse: REDEEMABLE FOR A/ 5¢ PURCHASE OF FOOD OR DRINK IN NEDICKS STORES/BEFORE DEC. 1959.
- Object Name
- Scovill Manufacturing Company
- overall: 2.9 cm; 1 1/8 in
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- Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
- Industry & Manufacturing
- Scovill Manufacturing Collection
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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