The bank is being listed with. And a reasonable starting price. The owner has reluctantly decided to part with much of his collection and continues that tonight. This is the “ARTILLERY BANK ” Mechanical Bank manufactured by the J. The bank was designed by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams and was one of the more popular of the mechanical banks. The bank is in. Condition and the paint is still bright. The gold gilding on the bank’s name and the paint on the soldier are both especially strong. The Artillery Bank was patented May 31, 1892. On the underside of the base plate of the base in the section beneath the soldier is inscribed Pat. This bank is the “Confederate” painted type soldier with red shirt and gray pants. The Confederate version is extremely difficult to find and is a very sought after mechanical bank. There is also a “Union” soldier variation; however, the Confederate soldier is much. The last picture is from an ad in Montgomery Ward’s 1898 catalogue. To operate, the large hammer of the mortar is pulled down into position. In so doing the right arm of the soldier is caused to move upward. A coin is placed inside the barrel of the mortar. The lever is pressed down, the soldier’s arm drops signaling the firing of the mortar, the hammer snaps up and strikes the mortar propelling the coin into the opening of the bank. The bank works properly and has the typical Stevens coin plug. The bank is approximately 8″ long, 4″ wide and 6 high. This is a remarkable bank and will make a valuable contribution to your collection. The item “Cast Iron ARTILLERY BANK-CONFEDERATE SOLDIER Mechanical Bank Original Antique” is in sale since Wednesday, August 12, 2015. 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, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.
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