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Wee Gee

game

During the early 20th century, retail establishments often featured trade stimulators, mounted on a wall or a counter. These simple game devices offered players a chance at luck, or a fortune, for the insertion of a coin. And they offered the retailer who installed them another source of income. This particular device, the Wee Gee fortune telling device, offered a simple yes or no answer to a question. If the answer was yes, the player lost his or her coin.

  • Material: metal | glass
  • Origin: USA
  • Style: bagatelle | trade stimulator
  • Object ID: 114.1481
  • Credit Line: Gift of Stephen Desroches in memory of Carol Ann Killian Desroches
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