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2 Banks, 1 Historical Flask & 1 Bottle
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2 Banks, 1 Historical Flask & 1 Bottle
Closed Auction

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Two (2) Mechanical Banks, one (1) Historical Flask, and one (1) glass bottle, 4 items total. 1st item: Cast Iron "Independence Hall Tower" Centennial mechanical cast iron bank, made to commemorate the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, with lever to one side that rings bell. Marked on the base Enterprise Mfg. Co. Phila./ Pat Sept. 21, 75. Retains some of the original red polychrome paint, originally painted red and blue. 9 1/2" H. 2nd item: Smaller mechanial cast iron bank with traces of red polychrome paint. 3 1/2" H. Late 19th century. 3rd item: Corn for the World historical light green blown glass pint flask, manufactured by Baltimore Glass Works, depicting a partially shucked ear of corn to one side with the inscription "Corn for the World" and the Washington Monument in Baltimore on the reverse side. Plain unfinished top and pontil mark to the base. 8" H. Circa 1860-1870. 4th item: Green glass bottle, possibly for wine or spirits, marked on the base TT CO/Japan/H2. 5 1/4" H. 20th century. Provenance: The Estate of John Moran, Hyders Gap, VA. CONDITION: 1st item: Retains some of the original red polychrome paint, originally painted red and blue. Not tested for functionality. 2nd item: Retains some of the original red polychrome paint, originally painted red and blue. One corner of bank broken. Not tested for functionality. 3rd item: Approx. 1 3/4" L hairline emanating down from spout. 4th item: Overall good condition.
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