Cast Iron William McKinley Mantle Clock. c. 1896. Cast iron mantle clock with pediment bust of W. McKinley, the base has a trade ship on the left side and locomotive on the right side, front reads “Protection – Prosperity”. Original 3.5 in. black paper label with portrait of liberty in the center, reads “Sound Money, 1896”, has gold roman hour numerals; 1 day spring driven time only movement, not running. 15 in. high x 9 in. wide x 2.5 in. deep.
Sold at Fontaines Auction Gallery – Price Realized: $665.50
Cast Iron William McKinley Mantle Clock. c. 1896. Cast iron mantle clock Sold at Fontaines Auction Gallery – Price Realized: $665.50
William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States from March 4, 1897 until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals.
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