Here is an antique cast iron mechanical bank made by J & E Stevens in Cromwell Connecticut. It was patented in 1879 and is called "Always Spise a Mule". It depicts a jockey being thrown off his mule, head first, when a coin is placed in the jockeys mouth. A button is pushed on the base that initiates the action. The coin is then deposited into the bank when the the jockey falls. The condition is good. It operates well. There is paint chipping on the base and also on the jockey's hat. "Always Spised A Mule" is printed in raised letters on the base. There are no dents or dings. It is 6" long and 10" wide and 3" deep.
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