Philadelphia & Camden Ferry Company Token

Philadelphia & Camden Ferry 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. There is a hole in the center of the token, and a smaller hole at the top.
Obverse: The legend reads: PHILA & CAMDEN FERRY CO.
Reverse: The legend reads: GOOD FOR ONE PASSENGER.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Philadelphia & Camden Ferry Co.
Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.15 cm; 7/8 in
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I had one of these in my sox drawer when I was a kid. Then I went to work as a captain on the new ferry that runs on the Delaware river, so I kept it in my pocket for good luck. Now I'm retired it went back in the drawer.

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