The banks are being listed with. And a reasonable starting price. The owner of the banks has reluctantly decided to part with much of his collection and he continues that tonight. This is the “MAMMY AND CHILD” Mechanical Bank manufactured by the Kyser & Rex Co. It was patented October 21, 1884 by Alfred C. This is one of the owner’s favorite banks and one of the few banks with two coin slots. The theme and idea of the action is quite original, with the coin in one case representing food or medicine being given to the baby. In addition to the unique feature of the two coin slots the subject matter is also unique among the mechanical banks. There are no cracks, breaks or other damage and the paint is still. This is a rare bank and overall it is in. The last picture is from Best & Co’s catalogue of the 1880’s. As regards the coin slots, the child’s large wide mouth serves as one of the coin slots and it is capable of receiving a five cent piece. Also, the slot in the apron can be used for larger size coins and the mechanism operates in either case. Actually quarters and half dollars will work as well. To operate, the coin can be placed on the spoon. Another larger coin can be placed in the pocket of the Mammy. The operating lever is then depressed downward. When the lever is depressed the Mammy lowers her head as though watching what she is doing. At the same time she turns her right hand lowering the spoon to the open mouth of the baby, so that the tip of the spoon touches the lower lip of the baby. The coin slides into the baby’s mouth and on into the bank. In conjunction with this action the legs of the baby rise upward and the coin in the apron pocket drops automatically into the bank. Because of the fragile nature of the spoon, in practice it is recommended that the apron coin slot be used. The bank is in proper working order and has a key lock coin trap. The key is included. The bank is approximately 4 5″ long, 4″ wide and 8 tall. This exclusive bank will make a wonderful addition to your collection. The item “Cast Iron MAMMY AND CHILD Mechanical Bank Original Antique Americana Toy” is in sale since Sunday, February 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “thingsnsuch100″ and is located in Brookfield, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original