Offered is a marvelous, original, scare. 19th century (precisely 1882) cast iron bank manufactured by the J & E Stevens Company in Cromwell, Connecticut patented in 1882 but likely not produced until 1886 when it first appeared in and advertisement. One places a coin on the flat surface of the pig’s snout, presses lever behind the leprechaun, Paddy, which forces the pig’s leg to kick the coin into Paddy’s mouth, tongue extending, while his eyes roll upwards. Original paint mostly intact and with its original lock twist on base to empty coins. No replaced parts or re-painting and very scarce in this condition. 8 x 7 x 3½, bank was designed by James H. Bowen, with company name, date and patent number stamped on base. An excellent example of this highly collected and prized, Victorian era bank. This magnificent and scarce 1882 Victorian J & E Stevens Co. “Paddy & The Pig” mechanical coin bank is in perfect working condition. The item “Victorian 1882 Antique J & E Stevens Cast Iron Paddy & The Pig Mechanical Bank” is in sale since Saturday, March 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Still, Piggy Banks\Other Collectible Still Banks”. The seller is “sinasantiques” and is located in Los Gatos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Cast Iron
- Modified Item: No
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Brand: J & E Stevens Company
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States