Painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Novelty Bank" Bank, J. & E. Stevens, c. 1873, the red-, white-, and blue-painted building with hinged door opening to reveal a figure holding a tray for a coin, when the door is closed the coin is released to the safety of the bank, ht. 6 3/4 in.
Spring mechanism on door works, figure has been repainted, otherwise with original paint on building exterior and interior
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