Here's another item that caught my eye in Joe Levine's email Token and Medal Mini sale List #38 (September 2012). Joe can be reached at
MECHANICAL DOLLAR, 1900. Schornstein 909; Zerbe 135. 37mm. Brass. Bright AU. This piece is
composed of a sheet metal shell with openings, and encloses a movable disc which is operated by a ring at the top.
Part of the inscription is on the case and part on the movable disc. When the ring is moved, the inscription changes.
When the ring is at the 12:00 position, the obverse inscription reads I’M ALL RIGHT above a displayed eagle, and
at bottom, PAT. JULY. 27-1897. When the ring is moved, the eagle’s head and right wing droops to the right and
the inscription changes to, WHERE AM I AT?
When the ring is at the 12:00 position, the reverse inscription reads: GOLD STANDARD/ MEANS/ A DOLLAR
WORTH/ 100 CENTS/ MACK, TEDDY/ AND PROSPERITY. When the ring is moved to the left, the inscription
reads: FREE SILVER/ MEANS/ A DOLLAR/ WORTH/ 50 CENTS/ BRYANARCHY/ AND STEVENSON. In
working order. $125.00
Wayne Homren, Editor
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