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Original Mule Entering Barn Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Gray Barn Variation | Original Tail

Circa 1880:┬áThe Mule Entering Barn was one of three spring-operated mechanical banks created by independent Boston, Massachusetts, designer Edward L. Morris for Cromwell, Connecticut’s storied manufacturing firm the J. & E. Stevens Company. This bank portrays the stereotypical stubborn mule that does not want to go easily into its stall. The action on this unique mechanical bank is so swift and fierce that the original tail is often found broken, missing, or replaced on surviving examples. This bank, however, boasts its original tail, no chips, cracks, or repairs, and an outstanding untouched original painted surface. The Mule Entering Barn is not often found in such excellent condition, and this example will stubbornly hold its own even in advanced collections.

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

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Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint


Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Mule Entering Barn
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