A nice Cast Iron Mechanical Owl Bank by J & E Stevens. Place a coin on the top branch and press the lever on the back, owl's head turns as coin drops into bank. The bank retains its original paint in good condition. One glass eye appears to be a replacement. There is some white paint along the bottom edge of the bank and the center plate on the bottom is missing. The bank measures approximately 7 1/2 inches in height. There is a patent number on the bottom plate (PAT SEPT 232628) and a date of 1880.
Mechanical Cast Iron Owl Bank by J & E Stevens