It is being listed with no reserve. This is the “MONKEY & PARROT” Mechanical Bank manufactured by the Saalheimer & Strauss Tin Works of Nurnberg, Germany. Colorful, attractive and amusing. Is the “Monkey and Parrot” tin-plate mechanical bank. The action is somewhat complex and very fast. Other members are “Flip The Frog” and “Clown and Dog” banks. All of the three utilized a curved track through which a spring activated coin was propelled up and around an arch, and into the provided coin slot. As mentioned, action of the “Monkey & Parrot” is relatively complex. Operation of the bank is initiated by placing a coin, as instructed, followed by depressing the lever located at the left side of the bank. While the lever continues to be held in place, the monkey tilts forward, causing the coin to roll from its tail along its back and onto its open paw. As the coin reaches the monkey’s paw the parrot opens its beak. Upon release of the lever, the coin exits the monkey’s paw and is rapidly thrust up and along the curved track, where it enters the parrot’s gaping mouth. The beak then closes over the coin, depositing it into the bank. The bank is in proper working order and is approximately 6″ high, 3 1/2″ long and 1 1/2 deep. This distinctive bank will make a great addition to your collection. The item “MONKEY & PARROT Mechanical Bank. Amusing Original Antique Americana Toy” is in sale since Wednesday, May 25, 2016. 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