Overall: 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 8.9 x 11.4 x 7.3 cm )
Cast iron mechanical bank in the form of cabin (almost a lean-to) with slanted roof, painted yellow, red, blue, and black; figure representing African-American standing in doorway, with blue shirt, red suspenders, and yellow pants; cast details include texture of roof, broken windows on sides, and grill and banjo hung on sides; when handle on broom is pulled, figure flips up and kicks coin into bank.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
stamped: on base: "PATDJUNE2D/1885,"
cast: on release button: "PATD FEB2 1875"
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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