Lehmann “Tit-Bits” mechanical bank—insert coin, get candy

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Made in Germany by Lehmann only from 1890 to 1895 is this rare mechanical candy bank. It was designated EPL 210 and was referred to as “Automat”. It was one of the very first Lehmann toys and came in at least three versions. It is over 6 inches (16cm) tall and contains reference to a patent of Henry  C. Braun. The sales catalog describes it as follows: “A coin is inserted, the lever is pulled, and a box, filled with candy, appears. By rewarding saving, the child learns to save. “  This one is complete and original and still has the key that locks the safe from the underside.