1879 JE Stevens’Spise a Mule Cast Iron Mechanical Bank. Stevens “Always Did’Spise A Mule” Cast Iron Mechanical Bank! This original bank is quite hilarious! Powered by an exceptional spring mechanism, the mule quickly spins and kicks the man sitting on the bench which in turn drops the coin into the bank! The top of the bank reads in raised lettering “Always Did’Spise A Mule”. This bank has the original bottom plates which is marked with a patent date of 1879, and has an original coin stopper with a 1875 patent date. Stevens Cast Iron Mechanical Bank is in great condition for its age, showing some mild paint loss across the pieces. There Mule has a fantastic amount of the original paint left, and the base does as well. There is some very light oxidation present of some areas of paint loss, but not much. The mechanical aspect of the bank works flawlessly, with the mule spin kicking and knocking the man over. 10-1/8″ L x 3″ W x 6 H. Our High Resolution Photographs are taken for your review and inspection of the item in detail. Please review and feel free to ask any question you may have. Thank you for viewing! Thank you for browsing our store. We hope to earn your business. The item “1879 JE Stevens’Spise a Mule Cast Iron Mechanical Bank” is in sale since Friday, March 07, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “opamerica” and is located in Clearwater, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.