Antique cast iron mechanical piggy bank made by the firm John Harper & Company Ltd of Willenhall, England early 20th century. A very nicely detailed piece painted by hand. In very good and working condition.
Operation of the “Dinah” bank is quite simple and amusing. A coin is placed into her right hand; the lever in her back is pressed downward. Simultaneously, her eyes roll upward, her tongue recedes, and her right arm raised the coin which is flipped into her gaping mouth and deposited within the bank. Coin removal is achieved by unscrewing the base plate from the bank.
The item has some wears of use, but overall in an excellent condition.
Dimensions: 17cm high
Weight : 2.1 kg
Reg. No: 581285
*Wood platform is not part of the product