ANTIQUE Iron “Rabbit Standing” Mechanical Bank. Here is a very nice example of a cast iron mechanical bank. “Rabbit Standing” cast iron mechanical bank is American made and manufactured in the 1880’s by Lockwood Manufacturing Company in South Norwalk, Connecticut; circa 1882. It was patented by Henry S. Lockwood August 22, 1882; pat# 13,261. No apparent damage, cracks, or missing pieces. The body of the bank shows a rich, deep, iron patina. There are hints of gold paint on the ball the rabbit is holding and there are remnants of red paint on the insides of both ears and the base as shown. Possibly added at some point by a previous owner, but very long ago, as the red also has a dark patina to it. The coin action still functions as it should by pressing down on the rabbit’s tail, though only one of his ears moves. Most likely an easy repair. The screw that secures the bank to the base is missing, and it appears that some previous owner has used adhesive to hold the bank to the base as seen in the photos. The base is very firmly in place, though it could probably be carefully removed if desired. The bank measures approximately 5 3/4″ tall and 2 3/4″ wide at the base. A very nice example of a rare antique mechanical bank that would enhance any collection. We do our very best to describe each item to the best of our ability. Thanks for looking and have a most awesome day. The item “ANTIQUE 1880’s Cast Iron RABBIT STANDING Mechanical Coin Bank LOCKWOOD Works” is in sale since Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “kaz2y6″ and is located in North Fort Myers, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Brand: Lockwood