Or, check out our or for Process, Numbers Page, and more. It remains one of the most popular mechanical banks ever produced. The spring was tempered for durability. This eye catching antique mechanical bank features a superb untouched paint decorated surface, perfect action, and no chips, cracks, or repairs, is of true collector quality, and will surely be a hit in any fine collection of Americana, banks, or antique cast iron toys. Exposed threaded bolts are also used in new toys for axles, as well as to hold all sorts of parts together. Those shop owners clearly had no idea what treasure they had hidden on their shelves.
Bailey and celebrates the 1910 formation of The Boy Scouts of America. A coin just in front of the elephant is pushed into his platform. The paint is original and has some chips and wear. Note the absence of mold seams, relatively smooth surface and lack of flaws. Whenever you see these marks, especially if they are bright and shiny with no patina, it usually means the piece is a reproduction. The mold had to be tilted at the start of the pour to let gases from inside the mold escape. Featuring more Doorstops from the Vhuck and Barbara Cook Collection, Comic Character Toys from the Ronnie Rosen Collection, the first half of the Klaus Grutzka Steam Engine Collection, Cast Iron rarities, Still and Mechanical Banks, Early American Tin toys and Advertising, Schoenhurts, Over 75 Lehmanns — Many with boxes, Martins and other early European wind — ups, and Trains and train accessories.
If a toy is assembled from 10 different parts, for example, each of those parts will be smaller than the original. This Page Is Out of Date It appears that your are preventing this page from loading the latest version. One can surmise that the best way to entice parents of the day was to teach thrift. You can add one in the shape of a castle or battleship to your collection of artifacts. When the lever is pressed, the mule kicks up and turns counter clockwise facing the opposite direction causing the boy to fall backwards as if kicked by the mule; coin slides into the slot.
Your system time settings can also cause this issue. New cast iron generally has small prickly bumps that rise above the surface and holes or pits that go below the surface Figs. The toy swan pressing irons Fig. This immensely popular and highly desirable mechanical bank is the finest piece of 19th century sporting Black Americana ever produced, and this example features and incredibly vibrant and nearly complete untouched paint decorated surface. It is in very good condition with the original black paint and. Unlike a , a mechanical bank is defined as a toy. Mint condition with original cardboard box! Some molds, depending on design and quality needed, may be used again.
Sand is again packed and tamped around the top half of the pattern and another molding board seals the top. This is one sale with all the stops, bells, and whistles in antique toy finds. This example of the cat balancing variation has an original base, retains over 80% of its completely original paint, and contains no chips, cracks, or repairs. The finer sand also meant the two halves of the mold fit together tightly. This is a great little beginning tier antique cast iron mechanical bank in the scarce gold paint version, and will fit in perfectly into a collection of period toys or banks. Condition of the banks is everything. The process is called sand casting because the molten iron is poured into molds made from tightly packed sand.
I bought the trick dog, and gave it a place of honor in my room. Made in Japan by J. Master patterns can be wood, plaster and other materials but most toys used brass or bronze masters for better detail and long life. Trains will be rolling to the podium from Germany and America and creating their own whistles from anticipated approvals. But other cast iron mechanical banks make appearances in estate sales with regularity. After all, one would have to be out of his mind even to consider stealing from a creature so ferocious as the ever-attendant bulldog.
When the pattern is removed, a hollow impression of the pattern is left in the sand see Figs. Many new pieces are painted with air powered spray guns to speed production. Stevens Company in Cromwell, Connecticut and designed by John Hall, the Liliput mechanical bank measures a petite 4. Ray Haradin, secretary of the and owner of , says the majority of the original mechanical banks are in collections. No mechanical banks or pistols started things with a bang… only a static Safe. New pieces are typically decorated with a much thinner paint which is usually a water based acrylic.
The matching halves of original cast iron toys were often fitted together by hand filing or at least had the edges tumbled smooth in a machine. Two varieties, one has smaller letters in the name than the other. Packed 3 dozen to a Case. The most common flaw is a blow Fig. Antique mechanical banks make the act of saving money fun. The surface of old cast iron both looks smooth and feels smooth to the touch. If in doubt about a screw or bolt use this test--the heads of most original bolts should be painted the same color as the area surrounding the bolt head.
Banks to save those coins in, when people saved their money. Several important differences between new and old cast iron toys are related to the casting sand. By placing a penny into the mouth of a cast iron dog and pressing a button, the canine would fly through a hoop and insert the coin in a barrel awaiting him on the other side. The highly durable material also does not corrode from extended periods of moisture exposure or degrade because of intense heat. In the following section you get a Donkey or Pony Wheel toy, but no others. The bank's movement is very simple, but no child could grow tired of Santa Clause dropping the gift of money into the chimney chute. The paint and outside appearance of new cast iron is frequently altered to try and mislead you.