Bargain John’s Antiques has been in business in the same location for over 45 years. I encourage you to look at our About Me Page where you will learn more about our antique business and the quality that has been our mission statement since we began. This is an exceptional all original cast iron mechanical bank by J. Stevens, Dark Town Battery. The bank works by placing ones coin in the pitchers hand and bringing the arm back to a swinging position. Then when you depress the cast iron push down lever located behind the catcher, the pitcher throws the ball (the coin) towards the catcher and the coin drops down into the bottom compartment as the catchers breast plate opens to allow the coin to fall. This bank is in working condition. The original paint is in very good condition. Notice on the bottom of the bank the information, Patd Jan 17, 1889, and also Patd Feb. The base of this bank measures 10 x 2 3/4. The height is approximately 7 1/4 high. We are thrilled to be able to offer this fine mechanical bank for sale, it is guaranteed to be a highlight in any fine mechanical toy bank collection. The Darktown Battery Mechanical bank is featured in OBriens Collecting Toys 10th Edition book, on page 166, under Mechanical Banks. Please contact Bargain John’s Antiques with any questions that you might have. Bargain John’s Antiques Inc. Is a family owned and operated Antique Store that has been in operation since 1968 in Lexington, Nebraska. Our inventory will represent some of the finest antiques of this period. A place where you can deal and be assured that there are NO REPRODUCTIONS! Our shop is located just 2 miles north off of Interstate 80 in the Central part of the state. We are open Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 5:30 and Sunday 12:30 – 5:30 Central Standard Time. We are offering several unique and top quality items at a great savings. And enjoy looking at our listings in its entirety. The item “Antique Cast Iron Baseball Mechanical Bank Darktown Battery” is in sale since Wednesday, September 14, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “bargainjohns” and is located in Lexington, Nebraska. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Russian federation.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Brand: J. & E. Stevens
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank