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Eagle and Eaglets Mechanical Bank with Working Bellows

Circa 1883: The J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut, hit a homerun on the popularity scale when they contracted for production Chicago, Illinois, independent designer Charles M. Henn's graceful and complicated Eagle and Eaglets mechanical bank. Originally marketed as the American Eagle Bank and the Eagle Bank, the Eagle and Eaglets portrays our national symbol feeding her young and serves as a metaphor for our government continually nourishing its nest of citizens with the opportunity for financial growth through saving money a penny at a time. This example features a working bellows, a feature nearly always missing from this bank, and has a bright original painted surface with no chips, cracks, or repairs. It is wonderful to be able to make out the faint cry of the hungry eaglets when their mother drops the coin into the nest, the same faint cry eager and amazed children heard nearly 140 years ago as they saved their pennies for a rainy day.


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Eagle and Eaglets Antique 19th Century Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale

Eagle and Eaglets Antique 19th Century Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale

Eagle and Eaglets Antique 19th Century Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale

Eagle and Eaglets Antique 19th Century Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale


Eagle and Eaglets Antique 19th Century Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale

Eagle and Eaglets Antique 19th Century Cast Iron Mechanical Bank For Sale

 

Eagle and Eaglets Mechanical Bank with Working Bellows
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