Mechanical Bank Notes — March 1, 2012 at 12:01 am

Crowing Rooster Bank

Crowing Rooster Bank
Crowing Rooster Bank
BY SY SCHRECKINGER

REPRESENTING ONE OF nature’s majestic creations is a most rambunctious farm dweller – and the subject of this article. “Crowing Rooster Bank” features a proud multi-colored rooster perched atop a brightly lithographed cylinder adorned with various barnyard fowl.

In an earlier and less-complex time, children were delighted and entertained by pictures, tales and songs pertaining to their favorite farm creatures. The appeal and popularity of such subjects were well recognized by manufacturers of the era. A multitude of goods reflecting this theme were produced during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Several mechanical banks manufactured in this country, as well as abroad, depicted scenarios relative to farm-life.

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