WHITE PLAINES REPUBLICAN DISPATCH
February 19, 1946
Couple Collects Children's Banks Of
MONTROSE — Mechanical banks, which in years gone by made thrift a game for
youngsters, form the hobby collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse B. Perlman of
Montrose. The Perlmans have a large collection of the metal coin savers
dating back to 1869. Since such banks are a rarity today, as collectors'
items they bring from $10 to $100 each.
Among the banks in the Perlman collection is one in which "Tammany"
drops a penny in his pocket and nods his head in thanks. Another has Uncle
Sam drop a penny in a carpet bag and then wiggle his goatee. Others have a
mother bird feeding coins to little birds, a baseball pitcher flinging coins
to a batter, a cannon firing a coin at a fort and a girl giving a penny to a
metal dog who wags his tails, opens and closes his mouth.