Lot Number : 3007

  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm
  • Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm

Description: Very rare 19th century John Harper & Co. mechanical cast-iron money box, registered number 33821 patented 1885, inscribed on metal plaque 'Wimbledon Bank', based on the Queen's Trophy for shooting at Wimbledon, depicting a British Infantry man in red tunic and blue trousers lying on the ground using a gun to fire a brass coin launcher into a pill box with removable moving flag above L30cm

Condition Grade: 
1 - Excellent: A lot in excellent condition with no damage (this item could be used or new).
2 - Good: A lot in good condition, possibly with slight wear commensurate with age or minor restoration.
3 - Fair/Good: A lot in fairly good condition but possibly with some wear, damage or restoration.
4 - Fair: A lot likely in need of some restoration or not in working order.
5 - Poor: A lot with heavy wear or damage and not fit for purpose, in need of full restoration or to be broken for parts.
2 - Good: A lot in good condition, possibly with slight wear commensurate with age or minor restoration.

Condition Report:

Much of the original paintwork remains with no touching up. Spring action works but brass launcher is reluctant to set prior to shooting. Some paint loss to flag and front of pill box. Otherwise a good example in reasonably good condition

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SOLD £8000

Stock No: 16985

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Collection
Collect from The Vine Street Salerooms, Scarborough YO11 1XN.

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