This is an original antique cast iron bank of a monkey, cat and dog. It has Pat June 18, 1882 on the back. “Organ bank” on front. It is a mechanical bank and the side crank does run, although somewhat rough. You can hear a bell ring inside it, and the dog and cat go in a circle. The monkey does not move when the crank is run, but his hands do go up and down when lifted (see photos). Unfortunately I do not find the little bottom piece (see photo). I will keep looking for it. I’m not an expert on antiques but can send more photos if needed. It belonged to an elderly friend of mine – it was her Grandmothers way back in the 1880’s. It has been stored for many years and is in need of a good cleaning. I will let the purchaser clean it up with some tender loving care!! I don’t want to ruin it. The item “Original Antique Kyser Rex 1882 Cast Iron Bank Monkey Cat Dog” is in sale since Monday, April 04, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “sujroh” and is located in Stevensville, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Kyser and Rex
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original