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Mechanical Bank: Trick Pony

Antique Cast Iron American Toy

Circa 1885: Designed by Wilmington, North Carolina’s Juleus Mueller for the Shepard Hardware Company of Buffalo, New York, the Trick Pony is modeled from the wildly popular carousel horse. In the child’s imagination, the carousel horses come alive when the ride lurches into gear and the wooden steeds begin their circular jaunt. Similarly, the Trick Pony resting on its decorated column and adorned in carousel horse’s garb, comes to life when its button is pressed and its head moves forward to drop the coin in its maw into the slot. In effect, this handsome 19th century American mechanical bank truly does epitomize the one trick pony. This specimen has perfect action, is free of any chips, cracks, or repairs, and retains a fine untouched original vibrantly paint decorated surface. 

Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Speaking Dog Mechanical Bank

Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint


Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Trick Pony Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Trick Pony
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