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Painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Clown on Globe" Bank

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
630
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Painted Cast Iron Mechanical "Clown on Globe" Bank, J. & E. Stevens, c. 1900, the globe gets wound on an interior spring mechanism, then released by a lever on the rear of base which in turns spins the globe that the clown is straddling, a button release on the globe activates the clown to flip forward and rest in a handstand, ht. 9 in.
Estimate $400-600


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