Patent Model - Improvement in Ballot-Boxes

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Willis Barnes, Patentee
Production date
Oct 15 1878
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Wood, iron
14 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2" (35.6 x 24.1 x 24.1cm)
Barnes's patent has for its objective "to finish an improved ballot-box, which shall be so constructed that the mechanism can be operated only when a ballot has been placed upon the receiving-fingers, and, when operated, will deposit the ballot in the box, close the box, register the ballot, and sound an alarm." (Patent Number 208,951)
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