Rare Cast Iron Clockwork Organ Grinder & Dancing Bear Mechanical Bank C. 1882
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Rare Cast Iron Clockwork Organ Grinder & Dancing Bear Mechanical Bank C. 1882:
Nice rare original Organ Grinder and Performing Bear mechanical bank made by Kyser & Rex cir. 1882 .One of only a few clockwork mechanical banks made.Very hard to find and highly collectibleThere are no cracks or damage to any of the cast iron and has its nice original paint .The clockwork still works very well.It is a very nice example of an early American toy.First wind up the bank w/ the mounted key on the side.To operate , place a coin into the organ grinders organ.Slide the lever on the front and the action starts.The organ grinder turns his arm softly ringing the internal bell.At the same time the bear spins in circles as if dancing.It will continue until you slide the lever back.The coin is then deposited into the bank.It is in nice working condition.The bottom has its locking coin door w/ key.Bottom is cast " PAT JUNE 13 82 ". The size is aprox.5 1/2 " tall x6 3/4 " long x 4 5/8 " wide.The shipping total includes insurance and delivery confirmation.International shipping is fine and will be actual with no mark up.Please view all the other banks we have up for sale.Good luck should you decide to offer !