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    Presidential Election of 1940, Instructional Automatic Voting Machine. The piece, made by the Automatic Voting Machine Corporation of, Jamestown, New York measures 14.5" x 12". The voting machine has the original metal easel stand on the back and weighs approximately ten pounds.

    This 1940 voting machine, number 15488, is a smaller version of the actual voting machine that was used in the voting booth. Listed are the candidates, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry Wallace for President and Vice President on the Democratic ticket, and Wendell Willkie and Charles McNary for President and Vice President on the Republican ticket, with voting choices for Presidential Electors from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This fabulous instructional voting machine works in the same fashion as the larger machine. The voting machine is in fine working order with some age to the paper inserts.


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    A terrific and original piece of political campaign history, a 1940 Automatic Voting Machine Corporation, Jamestown, New York, instructional voting machine. This 1940 voting machine, number 15488, is a smaller version of the actual voting machine that was used in the voting booth. Listed are the candidates, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry Wallace for President and Vice President on the Democratic ticket, and Wendell Willkie and Charles McNary for President and Vice President on the Republican ticket, with voting choices for Presidential Electors from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This fabulous instructional voting machine works in the same fashion as the larger machine. The voting machine is in perfect working order and in fine condition with just some age to the instruction card at the top left. The piece measure 12 x 14 ½," and has the original metal stand on the back. The voting machine also weighs approximately ten pounds. A wonderful piece of FDR campaign memorabilia, from his historic third election as President of the United States.



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    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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