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Referenced:
Nixon, Richard M.  Search this
Agnew, Spiro T.  Search this
Maker:
Scovill Manufacturing Company  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
Object Name:
pin, campaign
Description (Brief):
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.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1981.0296.1301
Accession number:
1981.0296
Catalog number:
1981.0296.1301
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Industry & Manufacturing
Scovill Manufacturing Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-07e0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1382295