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Kyser & Rex Cast Iron “Mechanical Rooster Bank” Mechanical Bank for Sale

$1,750.00

Kyser & Rex Cast Iron “Mechanical Rooster Bank” Mechanical Bank 

We have for you a cast iron “Mechanical Rooster Bank” mechanical bank that was manufactured by the Kyser & Rex Company of Philadelphia/Frankfort, Pennsylvania.   

This is a working mechanical bank. This bank works by placing a coin in the slot on the rooster’s tail and slowly as you move the lever downward the rooster bobs his head several times appearing to crow as the coin falls into the bank. 

This piece is in excellent all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 6 ½” H.  We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.           

   

   

A brief history of Kyser & Rex Company of Philadelphia/Frankfort, Pennsylvania:   

1880 – 1884   

Founder: Louis Kyser and Alfred C. Rex   

Specialty: Cast-iron toys and mechanical banks. Among their highly desirable banks are Hindu with Turban, Uncle Tom, Chimpanzee the Organ Bank, Lion, and Monkeys.   

In 1884, Louis Kyser left the company and Kyser & Rex Company soon became Alfred C. Rex & Company and was also known as ‘Variety Iron Works’. A.C. Rex & Company closed shuttered the business in 1899. 

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Additional information

Weight 4.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in