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Bowen and manufactured by the storied J. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut, the cat and mouse mechanical bank is difficult to find. The action of this bank is simple but surprising and works extremely well.
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Expires November Place a coin in this cigar smoking dog's mouth, pull his tail and his mouth opens to swallow your coin. Beautifully hand-painted cast-iron mechanical bank with antique finish and applied glass eyes.
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The following mechanical banks are cosmetically pretty nice looking, but the mechanics are somewhat crude. Some may not work every time or not very well at all, but they are intriguing in operation, fun to operate, and to see. Sometimes the problem is simply too much paint in the working area which can be easily fixed by working the mechanism repeatedly until it loosens up.
Banks of metal have been made since There are still banks, mechanical banks, and registering banks those that record the total money deposited on the face of the bank. The value of a bank is not determined solely by age.
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