Store dispenser

Object Number: 
2002.1.3667
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Wood, metal, glass, paper
Dimensions: 
18 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.
Description: 
A rectangular silver painted cast metal and wood store display dispenser with an embossed frame around a glass window above the coin slot and a spring loaded lever on the side embossed "Push Down" for activating. The words "Owl Vender" are embossed between the coin slot and dispenser opening along with a five point star encircled by radiating rays. A paper label on the glass window reads "To Operate/ Drop Penny in Slot, Push Down Lever/ Slowly To Get Full Measure."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group