Jewel Madam X Napkin Dispenser

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Jewel Madam X Napkin Dispenser

Here at Retroplanet.com we are surrounded by all things retro. Not only the things we sell but original items and collections that decorate our offices. We thought it might be interesting each week to bring you a photo and information of an interesting, and maybe unusual, retro item we have kicking around. Please note these items are not for sale.

This photo shows a Jewel napkin holder made by F. E. Erickson Co. Inc. of California. Made of chrome and stainless steel, these dispensers featured an image of a fortuneteller, Madam X. For one cent the machine would dispense a slip of paper printed with a fortune like the ones shown here. These were commonly used in diners in the 1950s. It measures approximately 6.5 inches high by 7.5 inches wide.

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