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A J & E Stevens Co. 'Owl, Turns Head' Mechanical Bank,

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A J & E Stevens Co. 'Owl, Turns Head' Mechanical Bank,
painted cast-iron, brown owl with yellow highlights, perched on a fallen log, Pat. 9-28-1880 (G, slight wear, lacks glass eyes and trap) --7½in. (19cm.) high
Literature
Se The Bank Book, Bill Norman, pub. Accent Studios, p.63, fig. 4380-a.

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'Place a coin on the top of the branch, and press the thumb-piece at the back, when the head of owl turns, and the coin is deposited belowm after which the head moves back to its former position'
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