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Flanked by permanent images of the franchise pillars – Bucky Harris and Walter Johnson – the window of this advertising dial indexes photo views of all the other principals that comprised the World Champion Washington Senators of 1924. How ingenious! The front of the two-piece dial is printed as a simulated baseball, and prominently announces its sponsor, “Fussell’s Ice Cream.” The light cardboard medium is 2-3/4” in diameter, and the window (functioned by a small pointed protrusion at the perimeter) affords admirers selected peeks at the balance of these favorites, to include Ossie Bluege, Goose Goslin, Joe Judge, Nemo Leibold, Firpo Marberry, John Martina, Earl McNeely, George Mogridge, Curly Ogden, Roger Peckinpaugh, Sam Rice, Muddy Ruel, Allen Russell, and Tom Zachary. Though nowhere dated, we readily isolate the vintage of this antique to that pinnacle 1924 season in that Martina played his only Major League season that year. Not to be slighted here, Fussell’s Ice Cream is a legend in the dairy industry. Founded by Jacob Fussell in the mid-19th Century, the company thrived in several eastern cities, and is recognized as the first wholesaler of the tasty confection in the United States. We note that there's some minor material fatiguing at the reverse of the central clasp, but this wonderful advertising antique is yet in strong EX condition.
1924 Washington Baseball Club "Fussell's Ice Cream" Mechanical Advertising Disc
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