02-17-2008 02-17-2008
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2397 Boston
February 17, 2008 11:00AMCalender
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Cast Iron William Tell Mechanical Bank

$770$650
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2397 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 17, 2008 11:00AM

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 and pressing the figure's right foot, firing the coin into the castle, knocking the apple off the boy's head and raises his arm, (paint wear), ht. 6 3/4 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

mechanics work but is sluggish, scattered pait wear.

Keywords

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