Patented in 1896 by J & E Stevens Co, this antique 19th century bank depicts William Tell shooting an apple off of his son’s head. You cock the mechanism back and add a cap. Place a coin onto the barrel of the gun and press down on the foot. This releases the spring and fires the cap. Shooting the apple off of the boys head and into the tower. It does work but the spring has lost some tension so the coin may or may not hit the apple. Measuring 10 long by 6 3/4 tall and 2 3/4 this bank retains it’s original paint. There is of course fading of the paint and the only change is the bank did not have the back screw holding the castle together. I have another of these banks and I removed it’s screw to put on this one. The color of the other bank is more of a cream color so the paint does not match perfectly. The tape has been removed but it did not remove paint. The item “Antique 19thC J & E Stevens WILLIAM TELL Cast Iron Mechanical Bank” is in sale since Thursday, June 3, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “cytorg” and is located in Haslett, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Brand: J & E Stevens
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank