- Description (Brief)
- The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this button around the middle of the 19th century. Scovill was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that is still in business today. Scovill is an important example of early American industrial manufacturing that adapted armory machines to mass-produce a variety of consumer goods including buttons, daguerreotype mats, medals, coins, and tokens.
- The button has the image of a closed hand holding onto a sheaf of grain.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Scovill Manufacturing Company
- overall: 3.5 cm; 1 3/8 in
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
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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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