Eagle and Eaglets
Overall: 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 16.5 x 21.6 x 9.5 cm )
cast: on bottom: "PATJAN23/1883"
Cast iron mechanical bank in the form of a large eagle mounted on a pedestal with two eaglets mounted at edge of nest; eagle with glass eyes and jointed wings and body, base textured to represent natural environment, with nest; coin is placed in mouth of large eagle; when lever under tail is pressed, the large eagle leans forward and drops the coin into the nest, and the eaglets swallow the coin.
This mechanical bank was based on Patent No. 271,200, issued to Charles M. Henn on January 23, 1883, and assigned to J. & E. Stevens Co. (See Publications)
Weinstein, Amy A. "Children's toys." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 188-193.
Bequest of Laura Harding
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