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Zachary Taylor Medal

Zachary Taylor Medal

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Description (Brief)
This medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1848. 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 campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Zachary Taylor in military dress facing right. The legend reads: MAJOR GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR.
Reverse: The legend reads: ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS/ IN THE YEAR 1848/ BY Wm. G. BROWN, IN THE CLERKS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Taylor, Zachary
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 4.2 cm; 1 5/8 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1575
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1575
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Military
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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