Mechanical Bank J&E Stevens BALD EAGLE & Eaglets c. 1883
Mechanical Bank J&E Stevens BALD EAGLE & Eaglets c. 1883: The Mechanical Bank is a highly collectible and historically significant mechanical bank. Produced in 1883 by the J E Stevens Company, known for their innovative and durable cast iron toys, this mechanical bank features a captivating design of a bald eagle feeding its eaglets. It’s a classic example of the intricate mechanical banks popular in the late 19th century and is highly sought after by collectors of antique toys, mechanical banks, and Americana.
This is a beautiful, all original, J E Stevens Bald Eagle and Eaglets, cast iron coin mechanical bank from 1883. In wonderful operating condition with the original ‘chirp’ box. When the coin is inserted into the eagle’s beak and the ‘snake’ lever is rotated, mother eagle tilts forward and drops the coin into the nest with the eaglets. A ‘chirp’ noise is emitted to complete the coin drop cycle.
The finish on the bank is still vibrant and excellent. A very nice and rare color scheme is hand painted on the bank. As all of the J E Stevens banks are hand painted, no two are alike and greatly adds to their collectability.
- Antique Toy and Bank Collectors: A must-have for collectors specializing in mechanical banks or late 19th-century toys.
- Historical and Cultural Enthusiasts: Ideal for those interested in American history, cultural artifacts, and the evolution of toy manufacturing.
- Decorative Display: A unique and conversation-starting piece for display in homes, offices, or private collections.
- Educational Use: Can be used to teach about American history, mechanics, and the evolution of toys.