Age on Mechanical Bank

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Steve Shubinski, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    This is a bank that I got from my father. I know it is not original but it seems like it might be an older reproduction. There is a small lever on the back that when pushed, moves the arm up to the mouth. When the arm moves, the eyeballs also move. The dimensions are 6" high x 4 7/8" wide. There are no markings on the base. Any thoughts on the age? Thanks for your help!

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  2. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

  3. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

  4. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    The original has a derogatory name on the back, so repro.

    He has become know as Jolly.
     
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  5. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    judy, sabre123 and i need help like this.
  6. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    Thanks so much to i need help and Bookahtoo! There are a few minor differences but it seems like it might be the 1945 version.
     
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  7. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Had one when I was a kid
     
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  8. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    The givaway is the Phillips screw in the back.
    I knew a guy who used to import these by the container load in the late 80's early 90's from Viet-Nam.
     
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  9. Steve Shubinski

    Steve Shubinski Active Member

    Thank you blooey and daveydempsey. Much appreciated!
     
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