Antique William Tell Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

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Product #T810C

J. & E. Stevens Cast Iron ” WILLIAM TELL ” Mechanical Bank with a stamped patent date of June 28, 1896, in superb condition. The original paint and detailed cast iron work is terrific. You cock the rifle by pulling back the launcher while the marksman takes aim at an apple on his young lad’s head. Then you simply push the marksman’s right foot to activate the spring release and the coin is shot into the apple and drops into the coin receptacle as the young lad’s hand raises. This bank measures 10 1/2″ long by 6 3/4″ high and this width is 4″.

A quick overview of the story of William Tell is, according to Swiss legend, William Tell refused to bow to a tyrant. As punishment, he had to shoot an apple off his son’s head with an arrow. Tell was an expert archer. He succeeded at the challenge.

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