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I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank

Boy on Seated Bench Variation

Circa 1897: Patented to James Bowen on April 72, 1897 and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's J & E Stevens Company , the iconic boy on bench variation of the I Always Did 'Spise a Mule cast iron mechanical bank stands as one of the most recognizable pieces of 19th century Black Americana and is a must have for all collectors of antique mechanical banks and Black Americana. This example has 90% or more of its super vibrant all original paint decoration with no touch-ups and has no chips, cracks, or repairs. It is truly difficult to find a bank of this vibrancy that retains such a high percentage of its original surface. The bank's one minor apology is that it is missing an easily replacable coin trap which does not detract from the bank's look or from its value.This timeless antique cast iron bank's mechanism functions perfectly and is sure to please its new owner.

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Antique I Always Did 'Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank J E Stevens Company For Sale

Original Cast Iron I Always Did "Spise a Mule Mechanical Bank, Jockey Over
For Sale: $2,850

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