Here is a mechanical bank manufactured in or about 1879 by J. It measures 3-3/4 inches deep, 10-1/2 inches wide, and is 6-5/8 inches tall. I believe it is in original paint (but I’m not an expert). A boy is standing in front of the castle with an apple on his head. You place the coin on the cross bow, pull it back and press down on Will’s right foot to release it. The coin is shot out of the bow hitting the apple stem, knocking the apple down and lifting the boy’s arm at the same time. A great antique bank in great paint and with the mechanism in good working order. There is no evidence of repair. I did not even dust it. Please review the photos for a complete description. All photographs are part of the description. We are always obtaining interesting pieces and have a seemingly endless number of jewelry, antiques and collectibles. We are not jewelers. We do not know color or clarity, and do not know natural from heated, enhanced, or synthetic. We either rely upon marks for metal purity, or test for gold content. Whatever we say the metal purity is 14K, 18K, 925 Sterling, etc. We do not collect these items, and we are NOT experts in the field. We appreciate any information you may have to assist us in identifying, or toward providing a more accurate description, but we do require some authority for the information. We provide a lot of photos, but please ask questions if you have them. General Terms & Conditions. We package in the highest grade materials including new, previously unused bubble wrap and styrofoam peanuts. Please know your country’s importation laws and restrictions. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. The item “C1896 Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank J. E. Stevens William Tell Great Paint” is in sale since Wednesday, May 27, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “housepicker” and is located in Stockholm, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Brand: J.E. Stevens