Badge promoting William McKinley for president and Garret Hobart for vice president, 1896. Brass shell with spring mechanism.
Formed in the shape of a winged insect; photographs of McKinley and Hobart set in circular frames on the wings, which fly up when mechanism is released by a lever (stinger) at base of abdomen. Rev. marked, PAT MAY 1.96. Size refers to wingspan with fully sprung.
Superior example of this classic mechanical campaign badge.