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Lot of 3 Mechanical Banks

1) William Tell Cast Iron Mechanical Bank. Standing figure of William Tell in his fancy clothing and cape, he aims down the barrel of his musket, the coin is loaded on top of the barrel; the boy standing at the steps in front of the tower has an apple on top of his head and when William Tell’s right foot is pressed down, his head drops to look down the musket’ sights as he shoots the coin into the tall stone tower and knocking the apple down. The paint is about 75% with green on the base, tan colored tower, the boy wears yellow and the shooter has colorful clothing. In good working condition, has its trap door. 6.5 in. high x 10.5 in. wide x 3.75 in. deep. 2) William Tell Cast Iron Mechanical Bank, by J.& E. Stevens Co. Cromwell, Conn. Pat. June 23rd 1896. Standing figure of William Tell in fancy clothing and cape, he aims down the barrel of his musket, the coin is loaded on top of the barrel; the boy standing at the steps in front of the tower has an apple on top of his head and when William Tell’s right foot is pressed down, his head drops to look down the muskets sights as he shoots the coin into the tall stone tower and knocking the apple down. The paint is original, in excellent condition with green on the base, tan colored tower, the boy wears yellow and the shooter has colorful clothing. In good working condition, has its trap door. 6.5 in. high x 10.5 in. wide x 3.75 in. deep. 3) Always Did Spise A Mule Cast Iron Mechanical Bank, by J. & E. Stevens; c. 1897. Seated figure of a man on a log with coin holder slot behind him and standing figure of a mule face to face, when the button is pressed the mule kicks its rear legs out as it rotates around knocking the man backwards and dropping the coin into the base. Original painted surface has an orange base with black & yellow highlights, green grass top, brown mule and colorful clothing on the figure; in good working and original condition. 6 in. high x 3 in. wide x 10 in. long.Read more

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