BIG PRICE CUT MAKE A FAIR OFFER CHECK IT OUT! The “CLOWN ON THE GLOBE MECHANICAL CAST IRON BANK” is NOT an easy bank to find. New repro’s yes, they are everywhere. This old clown has most of the paint worn off from little fingers, and probably a lot of adults! He has NOT been repainted, and there are no replaced parts, and not damaged in anyway! Some collectors want old items to look new and would repaint them, but I thinks it’s better just L. (Leave it alone) The original patina is still there, and everything works, including him spinning while standing on his head! Very exciting to a little child, and just to collect coins. There are 7 up close photos to see him from every side. Start him in sitting position, wind up the clown (turn him to the right,) pull up the lever on the front to lock him in place. Pull down the lever on the globe behind him. Put the coin in the slot and pull front lever down. He will turn, the coin will drop and he will be spinning on his head, with his feet in the air. Better than just a little pig, isn’t it? With no coins in the base, you really should hold the base down just to make sure he doesn’t turn the whole bank over. That’s how strong he is when he is spinning upside down! With heavy coins inside, he doesn’t need to be held down as much. Just when he is empty, it’s better to protect the bank. Made by J & E Stevens in 1890, and very smooooth cast iron. The base is around 6 3/4 dia. Sitting he is around 9″ high and with his feet in the air, it is around 11″. Shown in Davidson’s book “PENNY LANE” as D# 127, and rated “6”. With SUPER packaging, he will be delivered safely to his new home. That’s only fair and all sellers should do it, but they don’t! GUARANTEED OLD AND AUTHENTIC! Please use the checkout. THANK YOU FOR CHECKING OUT MY STORE! EVERYTHING IS GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC & OLD! The item “BIG PRICE CUT 1890 ORIGINAL OLD CLOWN ON GLOBE MECHANICAL CAST IRON BANK NEAT” is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2013. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Still, Piggy Banks\Other Collectible Still Banks”. The seller is “7foxysantiques” and is located in Parker, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Brand: J. & E. STEVENS
- Original/Reproduction: Original OF COURSE!
- Material: CAST IRON OF COURSE!