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Scarce J. & E. Stevens Co. Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

Yellow Cat Balancing with Gray Center Cat Variation with Original Base

Circa 1891: Designed by James H. Bowen and manufactured by the storied J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut, the cat and mouse mechanical bank is difficult to find and often has a replaced or cracked base. This example of the cat balancing variation has an original base, retains over 80% of its completely original paint, and contains no chips, cracks, or repairs. The action of this bank is simple but surprising and works extremely well. One places the coin on the platform below the mouse's head and clicks the lever on the front of the bank. Quickly, the mouse strikes at the coin, and the cat appears with a mouse and ball between its legs. This handsome and appealing antique mechanical bank will be a welcome addition to any fine collection of banks, toys, or early American antiques.

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

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19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

19th Century Antique Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank

Antique Cast Iron All Original Cat and Mouse Mechanical Bank
For Sale: $2850

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