Welcome to Antiques & Moore! THIS LISTING IS FOR A GREAT AMERICAN ANTIQUE CAST IRON “JONAH and THE WHALE” MECHANICAL BANK WITH KEY, c. THIS EXCEPTIONAL BANK IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGE OR RESTORATION. BANK HAS GREAT ORIGINAL PAINT WITH NICE PATINA. THE BASE IS MARKED “PAT JULY 15, 1890″. MEASURES 5 1/4″ HIGH, 10 1/4″ WIDE AND 3 3/4 DEEP. WEIGHS 5.4 POUNDS. This bank was produced by the Shepard Hardware Co. In Buffalo New York and patented on 7-15-1890 by Peter Adams. The bank has great action as follows: place a coin on the platform above Jonah’s head and shoulders and press the lever; the man tosses Jonah forward as the whale opens his mouth as if to swallow him. The coin slides off Jonah’s head and into the whale’s mouth as Jonah stays in the boat. Release the lever and the whale’s mouth is set into an up and down motion that lasts for a few seconds. This bank works perfectly and will be a great addition to any mechanical bank collection. THIS BANK IS GUARANTEED TO DATE c. 1900 AND IS AUTHENTIC AS DESCRIBED! Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item “19th C. ORIGINAL CAST IRON JONAH and THE WHALE MECHANICAL BANK, c. 1890″ is in sale since Thursday, January 09, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “antiquesandmooresales” and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Shepard Hardware Co.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country of Manufacture: United States