The banks are being listed with. And a reasonable starting price. The owner of the banks has reluctantly decided to part with much of his collection and continues that tonight. This is the “MASON BANK” Mechanical Bank patented February 8, 1887 by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams. The bank was manufactured by the Shepard Hardware Co. This bank enjoyed wide popularity then and is still a favorite of collectors today. There are no cracks, breaks or other damage and the paint on the bank is. The bank is a. And is in excellent condition. Antique bank showing how the immigrants of that time helped build America. To Operate, a coin is first placed in the hod. The lever, located in the end of the bank by the mortar receptacle, is then depressed. This causes the comical appearing Hod Carrier to lower his right arm tilting the hod forward. The coin slides from the hod into a provided section behind the brick wall. This section opens to receive the coin. The Mason raises and lowers the trowel while the Hod Carrier is moving forward and back. Upon releasing the lever all parts return to their original position. The bank has a nice realistic action and the coin plays a part in this action which is a desirable feature. The bank is in proper working order and has the rectangular Shepard coin plug. The key is included. The bank is approximately 7 3/8″ long, 7″ tall and 2 3/4 wide. A flash was used to highlight the color. The item “Cast Iron MASON BANK Mechanical Bank Original Antique Americana Toy” is in sale since Wednesday, October 21, 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original