|Text on Button||LET'S GET ACQUAINTED.|
Black text on a white 3-leaf clover with black background.
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Penny King gumball machines were small and designed to sit on a countertop. They typically had a body made from cast aluminum and a globe made from glass. For just one cent, they dispensed pin-back buttons as prizes during the mid-twentieth century. Buttons that read “Quit Your Kiddin’,” “Hot Dogs,” and “Let’s Get Acquainted” were just some that could be collected from these machines.
Clovers are a symbol of luck. To get acquainted, is to get to know someone, and in some cases, the term "get lucky" has also been used in conjunction with this phrase.
Poshmark. (2020, July). 50s gumball prize pinbacks. https://poshmark.com/listing/50s-Gumball-Prize-Pinbacks-59148eec36d594a…
Small Vintage Vending. (n.d.). Penny King. http://www.smallvintagevending.com/third/penny_king.html