While the pitcher and catcher are performing these acts, the batter lifts his arms and his head moves as if he is watching an inside pitch go by. Research tells us that this bank, designed by James H. Bowen, was patented and first produced in 1888 by J. Stevens Company in Cromwell, Conn. Just 18 years after Hiram Revels sat in the U.
Senate, and a mere four years after Moses Fleetwood Walker became the first black man to play in the Major Leagues, this piece was produced. Size - Approximately 7 inches at it's highest point by 9 + 7/8 inches at it's longest point. Condition - Age appropriate paint wear, see photos for compete assessment. Be sure to also visit our discovery auctions page - Coast to Coast Antiques Discovery Auctions.PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION! PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS AND FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS IF NECESSARY BEFORE PURCHASING! The item "J&E Stevens Dark Town Battery Black Americana Baseball Cast Iron Mechanical Bank" is in sale since Tuesday, December 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Banks". The seller is "coasttocoast_antiques_nh" and is located in Newport, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.