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198. BOWLING ALLEY MECHANICAL BANK | Extraordinarily rare offering of an extremely elusive Kyser & Rex bank! With very few authentic examples known, this presents a very exciting buying opportunity for a seasoned banker. At some time in its life, the bank was broken in half and masterfully repaired, the paint reflects OK under UV blacklight but has been repainted a long time ago, from the break, the ball feeder is still cracked where it connects to the money box. The bank is offered with three sets of bowling pins, as well as several pages of literature about the bank and a photograph of Griffith holding the bank with a pipe in his mouth. Provenance: Griffith Collection. | 12.5" l. | As noted, top half of figure, middle post, and likely back wall of bell are replacements. | $16,000 - $24,000

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As noted, top half of figure, middle post, and likely back wall of bell are replacements.

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BOWLING ALLEY MECHANICAL BANK

Estimate $16,000 - $24,000May 23, 2019