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Selective Service System SSS Eagle ? Patriotic
C-417

24 x 25 pica ( 3 15/16 x 4 1/8 inch )

No foundry identification mark. An extremely heavy block weighing 1 pound 14 ounces. The face is 1/8 thick and the wood has been shaved down to compensate for the required type height. The Selective Service Act ( 40 Sat. 76 ) was passed on May 18, 1917, creating the Selective Service System. The Act gave the President the power to draft men for military service.

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