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Original Hall's Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Circa 1869: Designed by John Hall, patented December 21, 1869, and manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut's J. & E. Stevens Company, the Hall's Excelsior Bank is one of the earliest and most puplar of the great mechanical banks. As a testament to its popularity, the bank was made in at least 12 different hand-painted color schemes. This example retains a high percentage of its original patriotic red, white, and blue paint and has a high quality hand-carved and painted replacement cashier with swiveling head. Because the wooden cashier is damaged or completey missing from nearly all examples of this early antique American mechanical bank, the beautifully restored and customed carved and decorated figure, which makes possible the original whimsy of the bank's action, adds both charm and desirability to the bank itself.

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

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Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank


Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

 

Halls Excelsior Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
For Sale: $550

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