Iconic antique nickel-plated beehive mechanical cast iron bank, designed by Arthur Golton and patented in 1892. WITH KEY, which is very rare. Overall elaborate Victorian design, with high-relief text and scroll work. Each side has different raised word or phrase. Branch of Bank of Grand Crossing; Wm C Williams and Co. Bankers; Pat’d Mar 1’92. Grand Crossing is a section of Chicago, IL. What you see is what you get. Inside are two long wooden boxes to catch the coins. RARE: Bank comes with the original, unusual 7-1/8 long rod / key, which unscrews a screw at the top of the opposite wall. The beehive portion at the top has a coin slot with the word BANK next to it and a couple wooden balls can be seen inside on a track. The beehive sits atop a square box and rotates the entire 360 degrees. Each corner is marked 1-4 and when yo. U turn the beehive portion to the numbered corner, it allows you to drop coins into the slot/area for that section. Ize: about 6-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ x 6-3/4. Condition: Zoo m pics and study closely to see condition at various angles. Some finish wear, the “Wealth” sid e has tarnish. All works as it should. Vintage / antique, s till in good displayable / usable condition. Vintage / a ntique, still in good displayable / usable condition. Almost all of our items are antique or vintage, and pre-owned. Very RARELY will we have a’mint’ item, one that has never been unpackaged. We expect buyers to understand that all pre-owned items will have signs of use and wear. We are thorough in our descriptions and generous with photographs. All sales are final. We also sell on other online. WARNING: You should talk to your postmen about what they do with packages. Do they leave them by your door? Inform him, in writing, NOT to leave them on a porch or by your door if the security of those places is unreliable. We set a very high bar on our packaging. The item “Antique 1892 Cast Iron Beehive Mechanical Bank Economy Accumulates Wealth withKEY” is in sale since Friday, December 24, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “fondfarewells” and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
- Original/Reproduction: Original