For your consideration is a Darktown Battery. Dark Town Battery is a mechanical bank collectors dream. Measures Approximately 7 inches at it's highest point by 9 + 7/8 inches at it's longest point. It has three characters, all of whom move.
Mechanical banks that have three characters are rare, but one that has three moving characters is a truly rare design. The pitcher pitches a coin that has been placed in his right hand to a catcher that lifts his mitt, thus allowing the pitched coin to hit a flap on the catchers chest.
This deposits the coin in the bank. While the pitcher and catcher (a battery) are performing these acts, the batter lifts his arms and his head moves as if he is watching an inside pitch go by. This bank, designed by James H. Bowen, was patented and first produced in 1888 by J. Stevens Company in Cromwell, Conn.
And is a piece of its time. Just 18 years after Hiram Revels sat in the U.
Senate, and a mere four years after Moses Fleetwood Walker (arguably) became the first black man to play in the Major Leagues, this piece was produced. NOTE: although the original paint was removed its still a 100% original mechanical bank.
Bat appears to have been repaired. Other than that its a beautiful piece of American History. Mechanics Works perfectly great item and and will be a great part of any collection. Please take time to examine all the photos provided this are from the actual item you will receive.
I consider the photographs to be an essential part of the description. What you see is what you get. Ask for more pictures if needed.Thank you for looking and Good luck. The item "J&E Stevens Dark Town Battery Black Americana Baseball Cast Iron Mechanical Bank" is in sale since Monday, February 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Banks". The seller is "kristedeocamp-0" and is located in Lemoore, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.