1907 Teddy and the Bear Cast Iron Bank President Roosevelt. When the lever on the base is pressed, the coin shoots into a slot in the tree trunk and the bear’s head emerges from the top of the tree. This bank refers to the tale that Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub during a hunting trip in Mississippi, an event that also inspired the creation of the “Teddy” bear. Patented by Charles A. Bailey and manufactured by J. Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut. Please look at the photos carefully and use them to help judge the condition. All original paint with some paint loss throughout. When the lever is pulled back to shoot the coin, Teddy’s head leans forward to aim for the tree, after the coin is shot his head is supposed to lean back but this one stays in the aim position. Other than that it functions great. Comes with the instruction sheet shown in the pictures. All offers are welcome. The item “Antique Original Teddy and the Bear Cast Iron Bank President Roosevelt” is in sale since Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “gloworm18″ and is located in El Cerrito, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Brand: J. & E. Stevens Company
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States