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    William McKinley: Hamilton Watch Ribbon Badge. The timepiece was a motif used in the election of 1900. Buttons were made showing Bryan's face superimposed on a clock reading 16 to 1. Mechanical pocket watches were also produced with rotating images of political and military heroes. Here, McKinley is shown on an actual enamel watch dial produced by the Hamilton Watch Company. It measures 2" across and is housed under a beveled glass crystal within a gold-filled frame. The filled back side is coated in enamel. It hangs from a flag and clasp marked "Aid [sic]". It rests on a 2 1/4" x 7" ribbon inscribed "Hamilton Watch Co. Republican Marching Club 1900." A paper label on the back of the ribbon indicates it was produced by Erisman of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The ribbon has pulls, but is intact.

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    May, 2012
    12th Saturday
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