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Cast Iron William Tell Mechanical Bank

Auction:
2743T
Lot:
1448
Sold for:
$400$325

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2743T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 04, 2014 2:00PM

Description:

Cast Iron William Tell Mechanical Bank, manufactured by J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell, Connecticut, c. 1896, the bank activated by sliding back the launcher on top of the rifle and placing a coin on top, pressing the figure's right foot fires the coin into the castle, knocking the apple off the boy's head and raising his arm, (paint wear), ht. 6 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Iron William Tell Mechanical Bank, J. & E. Stevens Co., bank, head, Connecticut, Cromwell

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