Black Americana Cast-Iron 'SMILIN' SAM FROM ALABAMA' Mechanical Bank

The Salted Peanut Man cast-iron mechanical bank - you put a coin on his tongue, turn the little lever and he swallows the coin as his eyes roll. This thing is SOOO wrong and OH SO CREEPY, on SO MANY levels! So why do I love it?!?

Black memorabilia, sometimes called Black Americana, describes objects and ephemera relating to African American history. In general, the more racist an object or image is, the more valuable it is... 

No manufacturing markings - exact production date is unknown. However, most of these were produced from the 18th to the mid 20th century.

6.25 inches tall - lovingly used and abused over the decades, overall amazing condition. Vibrant colors. Great patina. Just the way we like'em...

Missing bottom 'coin' plug. If you're really planning to buy this to be used as a bank, let me know and I'll throw in some duct-tape.
A must for any man-cave, bar, garage, game room - just be ready to answer some awkward questions!

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Category: Folk Art

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