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Clown on Globe Antique Mechanical Bank

Clown on Globe, Yellow Base with Multiple Colors

Circa 1890: In Penny Lane: A History of Antique Mechanical Toy Banks, author Al Davidson explains that "the 'Clown on Globe' bank was based on Patent No. 428,450 issued to James H. Bowen on May 20, 1890. The patent is the same one used for 'Girl Skipping Rope' and was issued for a mechanism which is common to both banks. The J. & E. Stevens Co., Cromwell, Ct., was the manufacturer" (64). This version of the Clown on Globe has the scarce and highly desirable yellow base and the round Stevens coin trap. The paint is excellent and all original, and the bank itself is in superb working order and has no touch-ups, chips, cracks, or repairs. This is a fine example of one of the most unusual, graphically pleasing, and kinetic of all the great American cast iron mechanical banks.

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Cast Iron Clown on Globe Bank in Original Paint

Antique Mechanical Bank— Clown on Globe on Yellow Base
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