NORTH AMERICAN Car/Truck Lit. Tractor / Farm Literature. Goderich / Canada History. 1888 Patented Mechanical Bank – Very Good Display Condition. An item produced by J & E Stephens. Cast iron bank in the form of three animated, mechanical ball players. Consists of a Pitcher, Batter and Catcher. Place a coin in the right hand of pitcher. Push lever as shown in enlarged picture. Pitcher tosses coin towards catcher; catcher’s trap door opens, batter swings and coin goes in the catcher opening. All action is produced by pressing down one time on the lever. Retrieve coin or store it in the bottom platform; access gained by a large screw cap. Bottom of platform shows patented date. ITEM DETAILS and CONDITION. Painted cast iron construction. As seen in listing pictures, paint has flaked and chipped off in places leaving it with a perfect original patina. All pieces are physically operating in unison EXCEPT the pitcher – he is able to move his head and swing his arm BUT IS NOT ABLE TO TOSS A COIN. ALL PIECES ARE PRESENT BUT REQUIRES A PERSON OF ABILITY TO COMPLETE THE MECHANISM OPERATION. The piece is assembled with a single machine screw – its possible to remove the back of the pitcher and make the necessary repair. As it is now, pushing the lever moves the batter and catcher but NOT the pitcher. An excellent display piece and almost fully operational. A great piece at a fair price. Approximate size : 10″ long, almost 3″ wide and just over 7 tall. An excellent display piece, very collectible. We do our absolute best to describe all our items with accuracy and appropriate pictures. Please be aware that we operate both a web site and a physical store, and in rare cases an item appearing online may no longer be available. If you have any problems at checkout, or concerns about your invoice, please let us know. Rest assured that your order will prepared and handled professionally. XpressPost USA – Faster option on heavier or more valuable items. Small Packet Air International – An economical option for lighter items (under 2 lbs). We have had excellent luck with this service, but it provides no recourse on lost or damaged items. An alternative to much higher-priced services, but use AT YOUR OWN RISK. International Parcel Surface – The most economical option for heavier or more valuable items. International Parcel Air – (Only available to countries not served by XpressPost – below). XpressPost International – Faster service for heavier or more valuable items. Our number one goal is a happy customer. We want you satisfied! Please inform us of any concerns you have about products you recieve, so that we have an opportunity to address them. We also ask that you withold negative or neutral feedback until we have responded. Other situations considered on a per-case basis. We will be able to confirm your return details, and ensure your return is processed in a timely manner. Do you have questions, comments, or requests? Here’s how to reach us. Ken McGee Auto Literature maintains one of the world’s largest collections of automobile literature. Our 10,000 square foot facility houses manuals, brochures and other literature for vehicles from 1897 right through to the current model year, as well as as collectible toys, service station memorabilia, and several classic cars. This car enthusiasts’ haven is owned and operated by Ken McGee, with long-running ties to McGee Motors: a car dealer destined to become Canada’s oldest operating family dealership. For more background on the company and ownership. The item “Darktown Battery 1888 Cast Iron Baseball Players Mechanical Bank-Great Display” is in sale since Thursday, January 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “seemcgee” and is located in Goderich, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.