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SALESMAN'S SAMPLE - FUNK'S DASH CHURN - SIGNED & DATED BY
Miniature salesman's samples are hard to come by but one that was signed and date by the
guy that made it is very rare. The design of the dasher which has the feature of folding open
on the down stroke of the lever / arm, and then folds up on the up stroke to make it easier to
lift with less drag. Invented and patented by E. H. Funk from the Sturgis, Michigan area. The
full size churns were made by the Champion Churn Company of Toledo, Ohio. The body
measures 3 5/16" x 3 7/8" x 9", the base 5 3/8" x 4 1/2" and the handle measuring 11 1/4".
The front is stenciled "FUNK'S - Folding Dash - CHURN - Made by the - CHAMPION Churn
Co. - TOLEDO, O". The maker signed the bottom "Made by - HALLA - Toledo O - July
1888". Good condition and fully functional. Photo page shows an add regarding providing
instructions on how one could obtain a salesman sample. $2,000
NATIONAL REPEATING CANE & PISTOL AMMUNITION
Box with one complete and one partial roll of caps. Good condition. $15
MEGAPHONE FROM THE 1933 ARMY-NAVY FOOTBALL GAME
Original megaphone from the 1933 Army / Navy football game. The game was played in
Philadelphia on November 25th, 1933.
Army scored a pair of first-half touchdowns and held on for a 12-7 win over a feisty Rip Miller-
coached Navy club. The win was Army’s ninth in as many games, and a Dec. 2 victory over 2-5-
1 Notre Dame would all but guarantee the Cadets the 1933 national title. However, the
Fighting Irish spoiled these hopes by handing Army a 13-12 setback. For the first time since
1916, Army scored in the opening quarter against Navy. Paul Johnson took Bill Clark’s punt
and returned it 81 yards for the touchdown. But the extra point was blocked, which enabled
Navy to take a 7-6 lead when Red Baumberger galloped 38 yards to the Cadet end zone.
Nonetheless, Army’s Jack Buckler, whose extra point was blocked on his team’s first score,
raced 25 yards for the winning touchdown in the second half. Very good condition for its age.