Scovill Manufacturing Company
overall: 2.6 cm; 1 in
This presidential campaign medal was made by the Scovill Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut around 1824. 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: Profile image of Henry Clay facing left, with the legend: HENRY CLAY.
Reverse: Image of a spread-winged eagle with shield, clutching a laurel branch in one talon and three arrows in the other. The legend reads: PROTECTION TO AMERICAN INDUSTRY.