Brockelman Sept 2017 Auction
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Circa 1888 "Darktown Battery" Mechanical Bank by J. & E. Stevens & Co., Cromwell, CT, designed by James H. Bowen, circa 1888. A coin is placed in the hand of the pitcher who, when the lever is tripped, pitches the coin to the batter. The batter misses and the coin drops safely to the catcher who deposits it in the cage below. The offered bank has very nice original paint with nice patina throughout, absolutely no touch ups. 100% original and fully functional, the only part missing is the small round cover on the bottom of the cage. As nice as any of the recent ones to sell on Ebay in the $2,500 - $4,500 range. Often times, nice ones with the majority of the original paint bring even more, this may well be one of those!
Circa 1888 Darktown Battery Mechanical BankCirca 1888 Darktown Battery Mechanical BankCirca 1888 Darktown Battery Mechanical BankCirca 1888 Darktown Battery Mechanical Bank
Circa 1888 "Darktown Battery" Mechanical Bank
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $2,196.00
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

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