Vintage Antique J & E Stevens Cast Iron Elephant 3 Clowns Circus Mechanical Bank 1882. We are proud to present this wonderful original Stevens mechanical bank. Depicts the charm and the excitement of the original circus big top experience. The Elephant and Three Clowns was patented on July 28, 1882 by James B Bowen. Manufactured by the Stevens Foundry of Cromwell Ct. Levers, pivots and springs are responsible for the movements. A coin is placed between the 2 rings under the elephant’s head. The ball balanced on the feet of the back clown is pulled down. At the same time the top clown turns at his waist and the elephant’s trunk sweeps to the right which knocks the coin between the legs of the elephant and into coin slot in the top of the tub. When the ball is released, all the parts return to the original locations. The bank movements work very well if you move the ball at a fast or normal speed seems to only not work if move the ball very slowly. Much of the paint has been worn. Missing the round coin trap on the bottom Everything seems in original condition without any restoration. Not a cast iron mechanical bank expert, but will be happy to try to answer all question. Please enlarge and view pictures carefully as that is part of the description. See info in description. The wear is normal and appropriate to an item of this age. Please ask any specific questions as needed. Since these items were previously used and loved, there will be small scratches and signs of wear. We feel these characteristics are part of the history of these wonderful things and should not detract from the use of them today. There are reflections in the photographs. We have not polished, altered, cleaned, etc. This estate item in any way. Don’t miss out on this really wonderful item! Approximately is 5 1/4 inch high, 5 inch long, and about 2 7/8 inch wide. The sooner you pay, the sooner you get your item. Otherwise, we reserve the right to re-list the item for sale. California residents please add 9.5%. That is in the hands of the carrier. We used recycled packaging for environmental friendliness. We try to describe all our items very accurately. The item “Antique J & E Stevens Cast Iron Elephant 3 Clowns Circus Mechanical Bank 1882″ is in sale since Saturday, July 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “kitskatch” and is located in Whittier, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: J. & E. Stevens Co.
- Original/Reproduction: Original