Vintage BLACK BALL VOTE BOX, Marbles Club Voting System - eBay (item 310056018088 end time Jun-07-08 18:10:33 PDT)
This vintage wood and fiber board box and black and white marbles were used for secret voting in men's clubs for accepting or rejecting new members. A blackball was a No vote. There's no maker's mark.
The bottom has a hole as if it was mounted on a post perhaps. The bottom front opens to reveal the vote tally. The ledge with the curved shield can come out when the bottom door is open. There are 26 marbles: 19 white, 9 black.
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