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 Squirrel and Tree Stump Mechanical Bank

$5,333$4,500
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2397 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 17, 2008 11:00AM

Description:

Cast Iron Squirrel and Tree Stump Mechanical Bank, Mechanical Novelty Works, New Britain, Connecticut, c. 1881, the bank activated by placing a coin on the acorn and pressing the lever at the squirrel's foot, moving the squirrel forward and dropping the coin into the bank, (minor paint wear), ht. 4 5/8 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

the mechanics work, flathead screw on base probably replaced.

Keywords

Tree Stump Mechanical Bank, bank, Britain, Connecticut, squirrel forward