Store dispenser

Object Number: 
2002.1.3453
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Glass, metal
Dimensions: 
11 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. diameter
Description: 
A counter top store collar button dispenser. A metal and glass dispenser that can be rotated to the desired collar button style and will dispense a collar button for a nickel. The coin slot in engraved "Five Cents", and a plate above the opening the button come out of reads "Turn Button Desired To Front/ Put In Perfect Coin/ Price Collar Button Mach. Corp./ Attleboro, Mass." It appears that this dispenser cannot be taken apart, and the only method for refilling is through a small hatch at the top where buttons can be loaded in one at a time.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group