This is the famous Tammany bank, an ironic portrayal of Boss Tweed, the infamous NY politician. Sure seems relevant over 125 years later! This example has all original paint with no repairs or repaint; there are no cracks or damage but there is wear consistent with its age. Please see all the photos for the most accurate description of the condition. The bank was patented on Dec. 23, 1873 and produced by the J&E Stevens Co. The action is simple: place a coin in the Boss’s hand and he will deftly slip it into the slot in his breast pocket while simultaneously nodding his head. A great piece of American craftsmanship this was a wildly popular bank. The face is particularly nice with strong eyebrows, eyes and mustache. Please ask any questions and I will try to answer promptly. Also, please check out the other great banks and toys I have listed now and will continue to list for the next several weeks. The item “100% ORIGINAL CAST IRON TAMMANY MECHANICAL BANK, NICE PAINT, WORKING NO RESERVE” is in sale since Monday, October 05, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “nemospace” and is located in Dunmore, West Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original