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Mechanical Bank "Home Bank" without Dormers circa 1872

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin United States, Connecticut
Period 19th Century
Materials Cast Iron; hand painted
W. 3.75 in; H. 5.25 in; D. 4.25 in;
W. 9.53 cm; H. 13.34 cm; D. 10.8 cm;
Condition Good. All Original
Creation Date Circa 1872
Description This is a very "early" post-Civil War cast iron mechanical bank and difficult to find. It was manufactured in 1872 by the J. & E. Steven's Company, in Cromwell, Connecticut. It was made with dormers and without dormers on the roof and came in several different colors. This is obviously the blue and white version with "no dormers". The bank measures 4 1/2" deep x 3 3/4" wide x 5 1/4" high, and is in good to very good all original paint and condition. There is no touch-up paint or restoration of any kind and the cast iron cashier is original.

The bank operates as follows:
Pullout / pull-out the knob on the right front of the bank and move to the left until it snaps into place with the cashier facing out; put a coin on the ledge in front of the cashier in the slot provided; push on the same knob or lever to the right and the door will revolve around, turning 180 degrees depositing the coin into the bank.

I am a leading specialist in the field of home mechanical coin banks, having been buying, selling, and examining these fine objects for 40 years. This experience makes me well qualified to analyze, evaluate, and guarantee the authenticity of original examples.

Note: Please see other mechanical banks I have listed for sale.
Styles / Movements Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 125985
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