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  1934 Chicago World's Fair Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball Sharpshooter Lucky Coin
 
1934 Chicago World's Fair Safety Glass Sharpshooter Lucky Coin
1934 World's Fair Safety Glass Sharpshooter Lucky Coin
Item Details
  • CIRCA - 1934
  • MANUFACTURER -  Crowe-Chicago
  • SIZE -  1" in diameter
  • PRICE GUIDE - $20.00-$40.00
    Excellent-Near Mint condition

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NOTES:
 
    A Century of Progress International Exposition World's Fair was hosted in Chicago from 1933 - 1934, to celebrate the city's centennial. "One of the Biggest Thrills of the fair" was the Safety Glass exhibit in the Travel and Transportation building, that housed the Automobile Theatre. Safety Glass was demonstrated by a screen-enclosed tunnel through witch visitors were invited to throw baseballs at glass panels. The ordinary glass would "Shatter and Scatter," while the ball would "actually Bounce Back from a piece of Safety Glass." Everyone that threw a ball at the exhibit received a FREE Good Luck coin.

 The obverse of the coin reads "Safety Glass Sharpshooter" and shows a baseball hitting the Safety Glass. the reverse shows the 1934 Chicago Worlds Fair logo, a horseshoe, wishbone, and shamrock at the center. Around the rim reads "Carry This Coin And Be Lucky Use Safety Glass For Greater Safety"

The 1903-1933 Ford Safety Glass Exhibit baseballs (pictures below) were produced by the Ford Motor company for use in an exhibition sponsored by the Safety Glass Manufacturers Association. Promotional brochures were also handed out to those visiting the Exhibit. The cover pictures Lefty Grove holding a baseball to a panel of safety glass where the ball hit, and reads Even Lefty Grove's fastball bounced back from a piece of Safety Glass" The Brochure states "It is expected that more than 56,000 square feet of glass will be cracked and broken during the 5 months of the exposition....enough to glaze the average 20 story office building"

 
 
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1934 World's Fair Safety Glass Exhibit Baseball Sharpshooter Lucky Coin 1934 Safety Glass Manufacturers Association Exhibit ad 1903-1933 Ford Safety Glass Exhibit baseball
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Lefty Grove Brochure Cover  Safety Glass Manufacturers Association Promotional Brochure

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