This is the “BOY SCOUT” Mechanical Bank designed by Charles Bailey and manufactured by the J. There are no cracks, breaks or other damage and retains much of the paint which is. Of the “Boy Scout” mechanical bank. In 1910 the actual Boy Scout movement was brought to the United States by William Boyce, a Chicago publisher. After a visit to England, Boyce decided it would be a good idea to bring the Scouts to the U. It was incorporated as the Boy Scouts of America, February 8, 1910. President of the United States, Howard Taft, accepted the office of Honorary First President and Teddy Roosevelt was honorary Vice President and Chief Scout. It was not long after, that J. Stevens decided to honor the Scouts and began producing the “Boy Scout” mechanical bank. Although the bank is quite attractive, it was made in limited quantities because it was near the end the of the mechanical bank popularity era. This scarcity attributed to the rarity of the “Boy Scout” bank. The last picture is from the Butler Bros. To operate, a coin is placed in the provided slot located in the foliage of the tree on top of the tent. The coin stays in place. The lever, located underneath the owl, is then depressed. The coin drops into the bank automatically and the scout holding the flag raises it high over his head. Releasing the lever causes the scout to lower the flag. The bank is in proper working order and has the typical Stevens’ coin trap. The bank is approximately 10″ long, 2 3/4″ wide and 7 1/4 high. The item “Cast Iron BOY SCOUT Original Mechanical Bank Antique Americana Toy” is in sale since Tuesday, March 13, 2018. 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original