A unusual ballot box late 19th century in age with scraffito lettering "VOTE" and "SPARE BALLS" a hinged top section reveals two circular holes, underneath the voids two drawers sit to store and collect the small wooden voting balls
Groups such as Masonic Lodges, fraternities and sororities used a special form of voting for suitable or acceptable new members. This involved the process of 'black- balling'. A secret ballot was undertaken with each participant using a white or black ball to register acceptance or rejection.
25.5cm in width
18m in height
15cm in depth