Mechanical Bank "Monkey & Coconut" Circa 1886

Manufactured in 1886 by the J. & E. Steven's Company in Cromwell, Connecticut, this cast iron mechanical bank measures 5" long x 8 1/2" high. The bank is in excellent all original condition and paint. It has no touch-up or repaint. The action is intriguing, fast, and ingenious.

To operate:
open the spring held fingers on the monkey's right hand and rest a coin between them; press the lever at the base behind the monkey. Four events occur almost simultaneously: the coin is released from his hand while he lifts open the coconut, he also blinks his eyes and opens his mouth as the penny drops into the bank.

Dealer Clive Devenish Antiques
Date: Circa 1886
Origin Cromwell, Connecticut U.S.A.
Artist/Maker J. & E. Stevens Company
Measurements 5" long x 8 1/2" high
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Price $5600.
Contact Clive Devenish, 510.414.4545 or

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