Coin-Operated Hen Candy Dispenser
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
- Date / Time :
- July 29, 2006 10:00AM
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".