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Coin-Operated Hen Candy Dispenser

Auction:
2345
Lot:
447
Sold for:
$2,820$2,400

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Coin-Operated Hen Candy Dispenser, for ten centimes operation, the zinc chicken with coin-slot in comb, seated on basket containing crank-wind mechanism, bellows and carousel for dispensing chocolate eggs into a shell-shaped dish at the base, with painted plaques Poule Pondeuse et Chanteuse, Rue de Chabroi, Paris., ht. 21 in., (traces of original paint), with thee brass eggs.

Literature: Christian Bailly (ed.), Ernst Holzweissig Nachf. , 1898 catalogue re-print, p. 83. "After dropping the coin in the slot, the hen begins to row and lays a metal egg, filled up with chocolate".
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

Candy Dispenser, Paris, Christian Bailly, Ernst Holzweissig Nachf, metal egg, Chicken, Chocolate, Egg, Ornithology