How creative is this politically themes, mechanical stickpin? In 1896, William Jennings Bryan, (1860 - 1925) had made a bid for President and one of the platforms he ran on was Bimetallism which devalued gold to silver by a ration of 16:1 from 32:1. Bryan's Presidential defeat also meant the defeat of Bimetallism. This stickpin, which should have an image of Bryan under the front shield, was made to disparriage him and his campaign.
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16 to 1 is Dead Stickpin
Personally, I'm not one for politics or stickpins but this item's cool factor transcends past just those categories. I love this little brass skeleton painted in white and that defiant slogan he wears.