The Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut produced this Richard Nixon campaign pin in 1968. Scovill 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, and pins.
The circular white button bears the text “NIXON” in red and “AGNEW” in blue. The button has a pin on the back, allowing it to be worn. Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew successfully ran for President and Vice President on the Republican ticket in 1968.