black ball ballot box



| $353 USD | €300 EUR

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An Edwardian painted Ballot Box, as used in Golf Clubs and Masonic societies.
General wear and paint loss.
Includes a few White and Black balls...
The procedure for voting for a prospective member is basically that all the balls are left in the top tray. Voters pick one white and one black ball out of tray. They then decide how to vote, the white being a “yes” vote...and the black a “no”.....the appropriate ball chosen can then be dropped thru the front opening from a closed hand, without anyone else seeing how the person voted!.....the result would be known once all had voted and the drawer opened......usually just having ONE black ball would be enough to deny the “prospect” joining.....
Hence “Black Balling”.......
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While we take all efforts to provide something that is fit for the use intended there many be various condition issues that are commensurate with age and considered part of its history, and are very subjective.
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Internal Ref: R/1019/GGT


Height = 26 cm (10")
Width = 20 cm (8")
Depth = 17 cm (7")

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