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Last Updated on: 7th March 2024, 11:28 pm

Antique Original Cast Iron Uncle Sam AMERICAN Eagle Mechanical Money BANK

Height: 10 3/4 inches
Width: 4 1/2 inches
Weight: 2234 g
Maker’s marks: n/a
Notes or other details: Original heavyduty Uncle Sam mechanical money bank. Highly collectable AMERICAN item, with U.S written on the bag, Uncle Sam Bank written on the base with a proud american eagle perched on a branch facing right. Uncle Sam is wearing a top hat with starred banding, striped pants (trousers), starred shirt and an iconic coat tail. Umbrella, mustache, mouth, bag, and right arm are mechanical moving parts. This original American late 19th century item is reminiscent of the American Industrial boom when the banks and railroads were the backbone of the old money American economy. 

Behold a true relic of Americana—the Antique Original Cast Iron Uncle Sam Mechanical Money Bank, an artifact that captures the zeal and ambition of the American Industrial Revolution. Standing a formidable 10 3/4 inches tall, with a dignified width of 4 1/2 inches and weighing 2234 grams, this is no mere novelty; it’s a hefty piece of history, a testament to American ingenuity and the era’s economic fervour.

Crafted in the late 19th century, a time when the United States was burgeoning into an industrial powerhouse, this mechanical bank represents more than just a place to store coins; it symbolises the very essence of prosperity and progress that defined the period. The absence of maker’s marks adds a layer of mystery and authenticity, hinting at a past where such items were prized for their function and design over the renown of their creator.

The Uncle Sam figure, with its meticulously detailed top hat, starred banding, striped trousers, and an iconic coat tail, is not merely a character but a national persona. The embodiment of the government’s call for fiscal prudence, this figure invites passionate collectors of Americana, historians, and connoisseurs to delve into a bygone epoch.

The mechanical dynamism of this piece invites interaction and wonder, engaging more senses than just the sight. With ‘Uncle Sam Bank‘ inscribed at the pedestal and the American eagle, ever-watchful and stately, this bank is a sculptural narrative of America’s ascent.

This is not merely an antique; it’s a chronicle cast in iron, a conversation piece that speaks volumes of America’s cultural and economic heritage. It appeals not only to those with a penchant for collectibles but also to those who cherish the indomitable spirit and the narrative of American history. For the ardent collector, the historian, the Americana enthusiast—this mechanical bank is not just an acquisition. It is a piece of the American dream, immortalised in cast iron, awaiting a place of honour in your collection.

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