THERE ARE 14 other ITEMS UP FOR. Check out my other items out if you are looking for some great mechanical cast iron banks!! The items will speak for themselves and get a fair price. J & E Stevens produced these banks c April 22 1879 its stamped into the base along with patent pending abbreviated PENDG (see pix).J and E Stevens of Cromwell. Is the oldest toy company in. It is synonymous with mechanical banks but it produced quite a few still banks as well. It produced banks from 1870 until the depression forced its closure in the early 30s. The detail is absolutely beautiful!
Just look at the casting detail with the intricate design. Put a coin under the bench and it when the mule spins around and whollops the young lad!!
EXCELLENT CONDITION, from my personal collection. THIS IS AN INVESTMENT GRADE BANK. Very hard to come by in this condition indeed!
Has approximately 96% of its paint. The surface finish is 100% original - it has never been restored, repainted, touched up or altered in any way. The seams are tight, even, the pieces align well. This bank is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips, breaks, repairs or damage of any kind unless stated. There is no rust with a very nice patina on it.
Don't miss out on this one as I doubt you will find a nicer example! 10 1/8 x 6 to the top of the mules ear.It Listed in the new The official price guide to Mechanical banks by Bill Morphy, published Sept. Page 170 bottom left, exact same color pattern, has a belly button like the one in the top left with the red bow tie. This is one of my favorite mechanical banks.
If youve never held one of these in your hands, this is what you want to give yourself for Christmas. You are paying for this information, make use of it! Items are photographed and described accurately. If you would like to be on it send me your address. The item "1879 J&E Stevens cast iron I always did spise a mule Mechanical Bank NR $5000" is in sale since Thursday, December 03, 2015.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Banks". The seller is "bankskull" and is located in Golden, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.