Mechanical Tammany Bank, J. Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut / cast iron / c. John Hall invented novelty cast iron banks designed to autonomously perform actions under the weight of a single coin. In 1873, he patented the bank pictured here, naming it the Little Fat Man and then Tammany Bank. Synonymous with graft, the name referred to notorious Boss William Tweed and his infamous New York City political machine, which was engineered to line his own pockets. When this bank was cast in 1873, Tweed had finally been arrested, imprisoned, and disgraced after decades of corruption. 5.75 inches long 4.25 inches deep 3.25 inches wide. Very good condition, with minor paint loss. Nods with greedy self satisfaction. For more pleasing and peculiar objects, follow “oldasadam” on Instagram and Facebook. And if you find yourself in New England, be sure to visit my brick and mortar store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Antiques & Vintage Haberdashery. The item “Antique Tammany Bank c. 1870s Cast Iron Original Paint Boss Tweed Mechanical” is in sale since Tuesday, November 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “oldasadam” and is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, 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, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Bahamas, Viet nam.
- Material: Cast Iron
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States