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Antique Cast Iron Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank

19th Century, Original, Shepard Hardware Company, Buffalo, New York

Circa 1886: Designed by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams Jr., the Uncle Sam is the most beloved and patriotic mechanical bank ever produced. Uncle Sam, in his usual dress stove pipe hat, blue full dress coat, and red and white striped trousers, leans on his ever-present umbrella and stands on a four by five inch gray base. On the base sits a brown carpet bag which opens when lever is pressed as coin placed in Uncle Sam’s extended hand falls into it. At the same time his whiskers start moving. Patented June 8, 1886, this super colorful antique mechanical bank's clever action has delighted folks for 140 years and has made the iconic Uncle Sam mechanical bank the most widely collected piece of patriotic Americana ever manufactured. This example, free of chips, cracks, and repairs, has excellent original paint and even includes its square coin trap and key.

Antique Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Antique Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Antique Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Antique Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Antique Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Antique Uncle Sam Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Antique 19th Century Cast Iron Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank
For Sale: $2750

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Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

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