1850’s New York City Merchant Token E Lyon Powder & Pills For Insects & Rats.
Pre Civil War 1850’s token Miller / Rulau NY 509
Liberty bust left; 5 stars; inscription 424. BROADWAY-NEW-YORK E. LYON. / Eagle with shield, arrows, and olive branch; inscription MAGNETIC POWDER and PILLS FOR INSECTS and RATS –
I believe this token was made at the Scovill Brass Factory in Waterbury, CT.
- Weight: 10.173
- Diameter: 27.8
- Thickness: 2.3
The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this advertising 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, and tokens. (Courtesy Smithsonian Website)