Rare Vintage / Antique Heavy Cast Iron Uncle Sam Figurine Mechanical Bank

Rare Vintage / Antique Heavy Cast Iron Uncle Sam Figurine Mechanical Bank (Folk Art)

$185.00

Rare Unique Vintage / Antique Uncle Sam Figurine Mechanical Bank Made of Heavy Cast Iron | When button is pushed down, the money bag opens, arm drops, and  his beard moves.  We are unsure of the manufacturer and date.  Appears to be an earlier remake of the original Shepard cast banks, earlier than most reproductions, and much earlier than the John Wright Company reproductions. Item has several distinguishing and unique characteristics.

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  • Rare Unique Vintage / Antique Uncle Sam Figurine Mechanical Bank Made of Heavy Cast Iron | When button is pushed down, the money bag opens, arm drops, and  his beard moves.  Original paint has been painted over in places. Works very well. Overall, very good condition. We are unsure of the manufacturer and date.  Appears to be an earlier remake of the original Shepard cast banks, earlier than most reproductions, and much earlier than the John Wright Company reproductions. Item has several distinguishing and unique characteristics:

    • Paint:  Tie only white, blue top hat: ribbon on back of hat is painted gold, with no raised stars; light blue top of base and accents on base, similar to Monogram, but metal figure is different from Monogram (no raised stars on ribbon on back of hat)
    • Figure:  Beard has no horizontal cast lines or small vertical carved looking indentions, Back of trousers somewhat flat, Vest has 3 stars on left side of vest and 4 stars on right side, but has no stars above the tie.
    • Base: Has open areas behind shoes, round headed screws used in middle of back and elbow of right arm, indention in base behind bag

     

     

  • Kind

    Coins, Coins & Currency, Collectibles, Ephemera, Folk Art, Metalware, Sculptures

    Medium

    Iron

    Other

    Cast, Hand Painting, Restored

    Subject

    Americana, Coin, Coin & Currency, Figurative