Posted 5 years ago
I picked this fellow up today and believe he is an oldie. The seams are tight, and he just feels right but I have been wrong before. He stands 6 1/4" in height. There was brown felt type stuff on the bottom that I peeled off to have a look (last photo)
I'm trying to figure out if the lever has been replaced - seems they often are but I don't know how to tell if original or not.
From 'The Mechanical Bank Collectors of America' site, this was most likely made by Kyser and Rex of Philadelphia circa mid 1880s-1890s.