This is the “KILTIE BANK” Mechanical Bank made by the John Harper Co. It was registered in Great Britain on July 29,1931 as Register Number 766,563. The John Harper Co. They were admired for their design, simplicity and boldness of their products. The figure has a tartan kilt which represents a Scottish Highlander’s outfit. Draped over Kiltie’s shoulder is a length of cloth into which is woven a colorful plaid pattern, formerly used to identifiy the numerous clans which inhabited the Highlands. The “Kiltie Bank” is an appealing and desirable member of the bust-bank family and is an attractive addition to one’s collection. There are no cracks or other damage and the paint, estimated at 85%, is still. To operate, a coin is placed in the extended right hand, and then a lever in the rear shoulder is pressed. The right arm raises, and the coin slides from the front hand into the slot in the left shoulder. At the same time, the eyes raise and then lower when the lever is released. An English penny is necessary for the proper operation of the bank. American pennies and nickels etc. Do not work as they simply fall from the hand. The deposits are retrieved by unscrewing the baseplate underneath the bank. Is included so you can use the bank immediately. The second to last picture is from the Beatrice catalogue of 1931. The last picture is from the “Official Price Guide To Mechanical Banks” by Dan Morphy. The bank works properly and is approximately 7 1/4″ high, 5″ wide and 4 long. This distinctive English bank will make a great addition to your collection. The item “Cast Iron KILTIE BANK Mechanical Bank Original Antique Americana Toy” is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019. 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.
- Modified Item: No
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank