Union Token

Union Token

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Description (Brief)
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this 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 tokens.
Obverse: Two crossed cannons, a drum, four flags on poles, and a liberty hat on top of the pole with a wreath around the rim.
Reverse: An eagle is perched on a shield that reads “Union” surrounded by four flags and wreath.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
token
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 1.9 cm; 3/4 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1605
accession number
1981.0296
catalog number
1981.0296.1605
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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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