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English, late 19th/ early 20th century. A polychromed cast iron mechanical bank at bust length right arm bent at elbow with open palm for coin. Lift the arm and the coin is ingested into the mouth. The eyes roll with the lift of the hand. Has fixed ears, orange pupil eyes open mouth for receiving coin between white teeth,( not the colgate smile anymore) the figure wearing red shirt with red collar and cuffs and bow tie. Marked in the cast to back (is the sign I am not allowed to write here) within a u-shaped cartouche. Underside grate with round apertures marked in the cast "MADE IN ENGLAND". Approximate height 6.125", width 5", depth 5.75".

Overall good original condition with some paint loss and pitting as would be expected with age and usage. Some cracking to eyes. Bank is in working condition.

Weighs approx 2kg.

Pickup is Welcome Bay Taurangs close to Waipuna Park Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

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