Made by the J. Stevens Company Cromwell, Connecticut Circa 1911 President Theodore Roosevelt had popularized the African safari experience during his presidency. Here, Teddy encounters the king of the beasts on a rocky outcropping. To operate the bank, cock the rifle and place a coin flat on the barrel. When the lever is pressed, the lion rears up and the coin is shot at him, but deflects off the rocks into the bank. Stevens applied mica chips to the base of this exquisite bank to suggest the “dewy” wetness of the exotic African locale. I know nothing of its history other than what is stated above. What you see in the photos is exactly what you get, and I do assure that all mechanics work as they should. That being said, this is a rare and valuable bank. Albeit the condition was nearly flawless. This bank in this condition is a great value in this price range. Again, please ask questions if interested. Good luck and enjoy! The item “RARE c. 1911 J E Stevens Cast Iron Lion Hunter Bank Exc. Working Condition” is in sale since Monday, January 19, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “whitetailtreasures101″ and is located in West Boylston, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: J E Stevens
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original