Tag: Mechanical Bank Notes

The Imperial Bank

The Imperial Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER THE FEATURED “GUEST” of this article is a distinguished member of the most prolific category of mechanical banks referred to as “building” […]

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Indian and Bear with Moving Eyes Bank - A Unique Variation

Indian and Bear with Moving Eyes Bank – A Unique Variation

BY SY SCHRECKINGER NEWLY-DISCOVERED variations of popular mechanical banks never fail to generate excitement and discussion amongst devotees of these collectibles. Such was the case […]

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The Target Bank

The Target Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER NO SINGLE CATEGORY of items manufactured both in this country and abroad can compete with the mechanical bank for diversity and vivid […]

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Hubley Trick Dog Bank: Six Part Base Variation, with Red Costumed Clown

Hubley Trick Dog Bank: Six Part Base Variation, with Red Costumed Clown

BY SY SCHRECKINGER IT IS ALWAYS interesting as well as exciting to learn of the existence of, heretofore, unseen and unknown examples of mechanical banks. […]

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Beehive-Economy Accumulates Wealth Bank

Beehive-Economy Accumulates Wealth Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER AN ABUNDANCE OF images reflecting savings, thrift and economy provided late nineteenth and early twentieth century manufacturers of toy penny banks with […]

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Tower with Cannon Bank

Tower with Cannon Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER GUNS, WAR and men bearing arms have long fascinated many a youngster. Boys, in particular, delighted in playing games involving soldiers and […]

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Church of Our Lady Semi-Mechanical Bank

Church of Our Lady Semi-Mechanical Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER THIS MONTH’S selection for discussion is a very unique bank and one that occupied a dark and tragic place in time. “Church […]

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Bureau Bank Serrill Patent

Bureau Bank Serrill Patent

BY SY SCHRECKINGER THE SUBJECT OF discussion, this article, is a most distinguished member of the mechanical bank community. “Bureau Toy Savings Bank” was the […]

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Bird and Tower Bank

Bird and Tower Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER THE DISCOVERY of a heretoforeunknown mechanical bank has always, for the serious collector, been accompanied by feelings of excitement. Uncovering the heritage […]

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“Time” Registering Bank

“Time” Registering Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER DURING THE LATTER portion of the nineteenth century the first patented cast iron mechanical penny bank was introduced to the marketplace. Entitled […]

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The Coasting Bank – Part 3 – Mystery Solved

The Coasting Bank – Part 3 – Mystery Solved

BY SY SCHRECKINGER THE YEAR WAS 1955. Antique dealer, William J. Stackhouse of Ellenville, New York, walked into a second hand shop in Norwich, New […]

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Automobile Taxi-Cab Bank

Automobile Taxi-Cab Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER A MOST UNIQUE and impressive penny bank, and one that deviates from the type generally discussed, is this article’s subject. The “Automobile […]

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Help The Blind Slot Machine Bank

Help The Blind Slot Machine Bank

BY SY SCHRECKINGER WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY defines “charity” as “generosity and helpfulness especially towards the needy or suffering”. Personifying this definition and created solely to teach […]

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The Coasting Bank – Part 3: A Mystery Solved

The Coasting Bank – Part 3: A Mystery Solved

BY SY SCHRECKINGER THE YEAR WAS 1955. Antique dealer, William J. Stackhouse of Ellenville, New York, walked into a second hand shop in Norwich, New […]

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Patent Model: Patronize the Blind Man and his Dog

Patent Model: Patronize the Blind Man and his Dog

BY SY SCHRECKINGER AVID COLLECTORS OF mechanical banks have been known to develop a desire for increased knowledge of their cast iron marvels. Such collectors […]

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