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Grover Cleveland Commemorative Token

Grover Cleveland Commemorative Token

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Description (Brief)
This commemorative token was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut during the mid-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, and campaign medals.
Obverse: Bust of Grover Cleveland facing right. Legend: 22nd & 24th PRESIDENT, U.S.A./1885-1889 1893-1897/GROVER CLEVELAND
Reverse: Legend reads: "OLD GROVER"/MAYOR OF BUFFALO/GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK/FAVORED TARIFF REDUCTION/ EXPANDED CIVIL SERVICE/ SHOWED KEEN TACT IN HIS FOREIGN POLICY/"THE MAN OF DESTINY."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
medal, political
depicted
Cleveland, Grover
maker
Scovill Manufacturing Company
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
ID Number
1981.0296.1648
catalog number
1981.0296.1648
accession number
1981.0296
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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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