This antique mechanical bank still has its original paint, glass eyes and coin trap. In my opinion, it is one of J&E Stevens’ most clever mechanical banks and it has great color on the eagle and in the area on which the eagle rests. After (gently) placing a coin in the eagle’s beak, you press the snake lever (in the back of the eagle). The eagle then spreads its wings and moves forward, depositing the coin into the nest as the baby eaglets move. Note the last photo which shows the eagle leaning in toward the nest and the baby eaglets opening their mouths. The bank is in very good working condition and its appearance is only SLIGHTLY marred by some brownish discoloration on one wing and on the sides of the tail feathers. (see the 7th and 8th photos). There are no cracks, breaks or repairs. PLEASE EXAMINE THE PHOTOS CAREFULLY. I have tried to show the bank from all angles. The item “J&E Stevens CAST IRON MECHANICAL BANK EAGLE and EAGLETS c. 1883″ is in sale since Sunday, July 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “madmoose42″ and is located in Great Neck, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.