Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This bank belonged to my dad. He was born in 1898. I'm not sure when he received it but I would imagine after 1900. A coin is placed on the end of the gun and is shot into the bear's belly either by using the lever under the indian's leg or by pulling down the chin of the bear. The bank is in pretty good shape; however the feathers are wired on. It's amazing to me that they are still there. The paint looks good - however it looks like it should have been dusted before this picture was taken in 2004.