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    Benjamin Harrison: Classic 1888 Mechanical Wooden Egg. This unique novelty was made as a campaign gimmick for both Harrison and Cleveland. The egg itself is made of wood that has been painted and lettered " The Campaign Egg For 1888". The flat brass rooster fits down into a slit in the top of the egg, and a wire runs down to emerge from a hole in the bottom. When the wire is pulled, the rooster springs into view.

    These eggs are notoriously hard to find in nice condition. Most have extensive chipping on the egg surface, and the mechanical part is rarely in working order. This example is very clean and appears to be in working order although sliding the rooster into the slot risks scratching the near perfect rooster. Length 3". From the U. I. "Chick" and Cecilia Harris Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    12th-13th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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