“Santa Claus” mechanical bank, designed by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams and patented October 15, 1889. It was manufactured by the Shepard Hardware Co of Buffalo, NY, and. Measures 6″ high x 4 1/2″ long x 3 1/8 wide. It looks to retain 80%+ of its original paint (this version has the light colored coat with red trim), and the mechanism works just as it should: place a coin in Santa’s hand. Push the lever at his right foot, and he tosses the coin into the chimney. It appears that all of the parts are original, and I can find no issues (no cracks, breaks, or other damage; and no repairs). Please check the pictures as they are an integral part of the description. If you’re a collector of mechanical banks, take advantage of the opportunity to own a very, very nice example of this one. The item “SHEPARD HARDWARE SANTA CLAUS CAST IRON MECHANICAL BANK PAT. OCT. 15,1889″ is in sale since Monday, May 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “bankseller” and is located in Seattle, WA. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
- Brand: Shepard Hardware Co.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original