• Creator
  • Scovill Manufacturing Company
  • Description
  • This presidential button was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1848. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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 buttons. Obverse: Bust of Zachary Taylor facing... more
    This presidential button was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1848. The Scovill Company was established in 1802 as a button manufacturer that 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 buttons. Obverse: Bust of Zachary Taylor facing right. The legend reads: ROUGH & READY. Currently not on view. less