The owner of the banks has decided to part with much of his collection and he continues that tonight. This is the “CLOWN ON GLOBE” Mechanical Bank designed by James Bowen and manufactured by the J. It was patented by James Bowen on May 20, 1890 and the patent number is embossed on the base plate. Originally, it was known as the “Funny Clown” bank. Being a member of the circus group is a very desirable feature, and this plus other factors of the “Clown On Globe”, such as its. Make it a must item to have in any bank collection. There are no cracks, breaks or other damage and the bank is in. The paint colors are still. And is just a beautiful example of the “Clown On Globe” bank. The last picture is from an early 1899 catalogue from Montgomery Ward & Co. To operate, the lever on top of the base is pushed upward and snaps into position. This causes a part to partially cover the coin slot from the inside. The clown is then revolved or turned with the globe clockwise. The lever acts as a ratchet as well and clicks into place as the clown is revolved. He can be turned approximately one revolution. A coin is then placed in the provided slot where it rests into position. Pushing the lever down causes the clown to spin counter-clockwise and the coin is deposited automatically. After this action the bank is reset for a somewhat different performance. When set this time, a lever in back of the glove is pressed causing the clown to spring legs up and head down so that he stands on his head. He then will spin around with the globe when the operating lever is pressed. It has the typical Stevens’ coin trap. It is approximately 9″ high (11″ extended) and 5 wide. Of the “Clown On Globe” bank. If you like interesting subjects and intricate action, this is the perfect bank for your collection. The item “Cast Iron CLOWN ON GLOBE Mechanical Bank Original Antique Americana Toy” is in sale since Wednesday, January 17, 2018. 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original