Description : An exceptional, painted cast iron Mechanical Bank, J&E Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut, ca. This is the Eagle with Eaglets Bank designed by Charles M. Henn (Chicago, IL): An Eagle with glass eyes feeding two eaglets in their nest, all with articulated beaks. The bank is operated by placing a coin in the eagles beak. When the snake-form lever under the tail feathers is pressed down, the bird tilts forward, lowers its wings and drops the coin into the nest. At the same time, the eaglets rise up and open their beaks. Base plate is marked PAT JAN23 / 1883; Trap cover is marked PAT FEB2 1875. It has not been cleaned. Perfect working condition; all mechanics operate smoothly. Eagle is the desirable spotted wing & back variant, and retains both original glass eyes. The original paper and wood bellows is present but does not chirp with the lever is activated. Minor scuffs/scratches noted on base plate. This J&E Stevens Eagle Bank is guaranteed old and authentic; highly-appropriate for any collection. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures approximately 8W x 6H overall; weighs just over 3lbs. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item “Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Penny Bank Eagle & Eaglets, J&E Stevens, Patd 1883″ is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “mgs1971″ and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: J&E Stevens Co., Cromwell, CT, ca.1883
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original