This mechanical tin clown bank is circa 1930's and has been in a private collection for 25 years. It was British made for Export Trade. The paint colors include beige, yellow, orange, green, brown and blue. Money is deposited into the bank by pushing a lever near the word "press" located on the front and placing a coin on the tongue that extends from the clown's mouth. Once the lever is released, the coin is deposited inside. The key lock is located on the back of the bank, but there is no key available. There are a few scratches to the paint on the clown's face and a few scratches on the back and sides. Overall, the bank is in good condition. Please refer to the pictures for clarity. The dimensions are approximately 2 9/16" wide x 4 1/16" high.
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