Benjamin Harrison: Classic Presidential Chair mechanical badge

Benjamin Harrison: Classic Presidential Chair mechanical badge

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Catalog Number:17797

Size:

50 x 26 mm

Grade:

Choice/XF

Badge promoting Benjamin Harrison for president, 1892. Silvered brass with photograph inserted. DeWitt BH 1892-63.

Formed in the shape of a high-backed plush armchair; inscription on the chairback, PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR; seat of chair inscribed, WHO SHALL OCCUPY IT; mounted on a spring with a small catch at the bottom, which when released causes seat to snap back revealing photograph of Harrison. REV: Shanked pin

One of the classics of 19th century American political badges, this is an uncommonly fine example, with a tight mechanism, good photo, and the original pin intact.

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