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Original Cast Iron Pelican Mechanical Bank

Circa 1878:¬†Standing nearly 8" tall on a 5.5" wide base, John Girard’s highly detailed Pelican mechanical bank was manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut bank giant J. and E. Stevens Company and depicts a realistically portrayed pelican who has captured a comically portrayed Middle Eastern gentleman in its mouth. This bank has beautifully japanned finish and retains over 90% of its original finish, with most of the wear to the Arab gentleman and to the sides of the base. This is an outstanding example of a hard to find 19th century cast iron mechanical bank.

Pelican Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Pelican Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Pelican Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Pelican Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Pelican Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Pelican Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Pelican Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Pelican Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Original Cast Iron Pelican Mechanical Bank

For Sale: $2,795

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