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    William Jennings Bryan: No Crown of Thorns Workingman Mechanical. This is one of the best mechanicals ever produced. It shows the prototype workingman of the 1890s with a crown of thorns resting on his head. When the lever is activated, a portrait of Bryan appears from the side and the crown of thorns is lifted, fulfilling Bryan's 1896 speech that "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor a crown of thorns." It measures 1" x 1 1/4" when fully open and is made of gilded brass shell. It is in perfect working order. We know of no more than two other examples and this may be the nicest of the three. Very fine condition overall with no significant defects worth noting. A wonderful campaign artifact. From the Scott W. Dolson Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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