Mechanical bank: Organ
Overall: 5 7/8 x 4 x 3 in. ( 14.9 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm )
Cast iron semi-mechanical bank in the form of monkey sitting cross-legged on top of organ, holding tray in one hand and hat in the other, joined by a turnpin; organ with cast decoration consisting of pipes on front, floral swags on lower section, standing on four feet; cast inscription on front of organ; when coin is placed on tray and crank is turned clockwise, the monkey lowers the tray and deposits the coin, while he tips his hat forward and bells ring.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
cast: on front: "ORGAN BANK"
cast: on reverse: "PAT. MAY 31. 1881
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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