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The Handbook of Old American Toys by Louis H. Hertz. Wethersfield, Connecticut : 1947. Published by: Mark Haber & Co., Wethersfield, Conn. Text from Chapter IX (BANKS), book also shows 78 small bank drawings. Appendix (see below) grades banks by rarity and desirability.

INTRODUCTION
       
"What is it?" "Is it old?" "Is it rare?" "Is it American?" "Is it good?" These questions, in countless variations, have the past two years, as the mounting interest in old toys by collectors, museums, historical societies, antique dealers, manufacturers, display creators, and others reaches a crescendo!

        There need be little excuse or justification for this interest in the playthings of another day. We are just starting to realize and appreciate their importance practically, historically, and psychologically. This little volume has been called into being in an endeavor to make the basic information so frequently desired, available in a ready and permanent form. It is just what its name implies, essentially a handbook, an introduction to a subject whose countless ramifications call for, and will in time receive, a far more exhaustive study.

        The author has been assisted by many enthusiasts in the course of some years of research in this field, some of the choicest fruits of which have gone into this volume. To all those who have been helpful in this quest, sincere thanks and appreciation. For particular and specific aid in the present work, especial thanks are due to Carl W. Drepperd, William F. Ferguson, and Robert H. McCready, and to Mark Haber, who has generously allowed the incorporation of the results of his investigations into the comparative rarity of mechanical banks.

L.H.H.
Scarsdale, N. Y.
July, 1947

Chapter IX   —    BANKS

PROBABLY no group of old toys has attracted so much attention, and yet been the subject of so many misconceptions and oft-times ridiculous legends as the coin repositories of bygone days. This is primarily true of the so-called "mechanical banks" which a combination of unusual circumstances have sky-rocketed to a unique position in the field of old toys. Despite the accumulated folklore surrounding them, these banks have been the subject of more extensive and scrutinizing research than any other group of toys except trains. It is manifestly impossible to impart more than the merest hint of this historical background in the space available here.

Toy banks are properly divided into three classes: mechanical banks, still banks, and registering banks. Mechanical banks are banks in which some movement of a figure or object causes, accompanies, or follows the depositing of a coin. Still banks are, of course, banks in which the coin is simply dropped into a slot, without any action or animation. There are a few banks which are borderline cases, the mail box banks, for example, in which the lid of the box is opened to drop in a coin, seemingly might fall within the limits of the definition of a mechanical bank, but it is universally considered a still.

On the other hand, there are a few banks which are traditionally regarded as mechanicals, or "semi-mechanicals," largely because they were used to swell the early check lists of mechanical banks. There is, for example, the so-called "semi-mechanical Merry-Go-Round" (not to be confused with the older and truly mechanical Merry-Go-Round Bank). This semi-mechanical bank is mounted on a pivot so that the enclosed merry-go-round body may be turned by hand, but the coin is simply dropped into a plain slot, like any ordinary still bank.

Occasionally unusual historic interest has also served to permit still banks to be incorrectly listed as mechanicals. One such bank is the rather elaborate and unusual still bank which portrays General Benjamin F. Butler as a big green-backed frog, clutching a wad of greenbacks. The frog’s head is a perfect replica of the General’s. This bank caricature is presumed to date from 1884 when Butler ran for President on the Greenback-Labor and Anti-monopolist tickets.

President Theodore Roosevelt was caricatured in an actual mechanical bank, known as the Teddy and the Bear Bank, in which he was portrayed hunting a bear and firing the coin from his gun. This bank was so popular that enormous quantities of it were made and sold from 1906 to 1928. As a result, it is a rather common bank today, despite its unusual historical interest. A second bank caricaturing the illustrious Teddy, the Lion Hunter Bank, proved far less popular, and as a result, is less often found today. It is, therefore, impossible to make a broad general statement regarding the comparative rarity of mechanical banks portraying historical personages. The Teddy and the Bear Bank is common, while a small bank believed to portray General Grant dropping a coin in a barrel is quite scarce.

On the other hand, it can be stated that always among the most desirable still banks are those portraying historical personages contemporary with the bank's production, such as the aforementioned General Butler Bank, Theodore Roosevelt, General Pershing, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Banks of such figures as Abraham Lincoln, however, tend to be rather common. Still banks portraying comic strip characters, such as Mutt and Jeff and Buster Brown, are also of especial interest.

The still banks were made in an almost limitless range of materials, including painted tin, lithographed tin, cast iron, steel, white metal alloys and die cast metal, pottery, composition, wood and glass. Generally speaking, the older and better ones are those of painted tin, cast iron, and pottery. The early tin banks in the form of small houses are fairly often met with, but the larger sizes in this material are very desirable. Early American pottery banks, such as of Bennington ware, although difficult to authenticate, also fall into the same category. The cast iron banks exist in such a great variety of sizes and forms that it is not possible to draw any general cases, their worth increases with their size, for in all subjects the larger pieces are, naturally, at least somewhat scarcer than the small renderings.

The iron safe banks are somewhat in a group by themselves. These are banks which are modeled as miniature replicas of office safes, frequently with combination locks. There is a host of sizes and patterns. The oldest and scarcest are those which are painted in color with stenciled designs, much as the tin toys. Later productions are finished in nickel or copper plate, gilt, or bronzed.

Registering banks are banks which automatically add up the sum of the coins deposited, and reveal at a glance at the figures, just how much money is in the bank. There are a few borderline cases here, too, such as the registering pump bank, which some regard as a mechanical, but most of the registering banks fall quite readily into their own special classification. The majority of registering banks are designed to simulate, in general form, at least, a cash register. They are found in lithographed tin, heavier enameled sheet metal, and sometimes, in odd forms, such as the pump and some trunk banks, in iron. To date, the registering banks, which are, of course, of more recent origin than the oldest mechanicals and stills, have been somewhat neglected. The older forms are in lithographed metal, or bronzed or plated steel. Many of the registering banks have far more complicated and ingenious internal mechanisms than most mechanicals.

It is in the mechanicals that most interest centers, however. It is difficult to say exactly how many different mechanical banks were made in all, as there are frequently several major and minor varieties of a single basic type. There are probably about 250 different major types of mechanical banks known to have been made in the period from around 1868 up to the present date, although only a comparatively few types have been made in recent years. It should be emphasized, however, that many of the mechanical banks which are generally erroneously regarded as "old," such as the Teddy and the Bear Bank, Owl, Kicking Mule, etc., were manufactured in large quantities up to the late 1920's, and that other iron mechanical banks were made in the 1930's and early 1940's.

The comparative present day scarcity of any given mechanical bank depends to a certain extent upon the period in which it was manufactured, but more upon the quantities which were turned out when the bank was current. A number of the banks which were made between 1900 and 1920 are quite scarce, such as the Clown and Harlequin, Shoot the Chute, Bill E. Grin, North Pole, and the Called Out Banks. The scarcity of these and similar items does not represent a decline in interest in banks in this supposedly "late" period as some have imagined. Contemporary with these banks which were produced in comparatively limited quantities (but which were still made by the thousands) vast quantities of other banks were still being sold.

Most of the mechanical banks were made of cast iron, and the vast majority were manufactured in this country. There were also a few mechanical banks made of, or incorporating wood, stamped metal, or white metal castings. The Freedman’s Bank, which is probably the most desirable of all mechanical banks, is actually a fine clockwork toy, with a cloth dressed figure and wooden components, much in accord with the other fine clockwork toys made by its creator, Jerome B. Secor. All of the few early painted and stenciled tin mechanical banks, such as the Toad In Den, are also extremely scarce. These banks, which resemble the early tin toys in construction and finish, should not be confused with the later and modern lithographed tin banks, some of which are still manufactured.

There exists such a wide range of designs in the cast iron mechanical banks that it is difficult to do more than roughly classify them into a few general groups such as shooting banks, animal banks, house banks, bust banks, etc. Even within such groupings will be found an amazingly wide range of subjects and treatments, and this diversity is accentuated by the fact that various manufacturers, sometime even different designers for the same maker, tended to treat the same subject differently at various stages of the mechanical bank era. Conversely, it is sometimes found that different manufacturers produced banks very similar in conception, or in physical design.

Because of the fact that even within one limited group, such as the historical banks, there are found common banks such as Teddy and the Bear, and extremely rare banks, such as the Admiral Schley Bank, (or "Schley Bottling up Cervera," as it is sometimes called), it is impossible to provide any clues to bank scarcity by designating specific groups or types of banks. It should be pointed out, although this important point has hitherto been little noted, that scarcity is not the only factor involved in appraising the merit of a mechanical bank. There are now many collectors of mechanical banks, and of these collectors, quite a few are more interested in banks with attractive or spectacular actions, than in specimens which have only their comparative scarcity to recommend them. As a result, such spectacular banks often bring far higher prices when they reach the market than many actually rarer banks. These latter banks are quite frequently those whose mechanisms were quite simple in construction and had so little action that they did not prove very successful sellers.

APPENDIX

MECHANICAL BANK GRADATION LIST

       After much consideration, it was decided that the two factors of rarity and desirability must both be taken into account in order to arrive at a truly accurate gradation for any mechanical bank. Accordingly, both numerals and letters are employed in the gradations on the following list. The numerals 1 to 10 indicate comparative scarcity, the lower the number, the more common the bank. The rarest banks are thus in class 10. The letters A to F are used to designate the comparative desirability of banks within each numerical group, the least desirable banks being listed as A, those somewhat more desirable as B, and so on. The lowest designation on the list is, therefore, 1A, and the highest, 10F.

       Although several of the mechanical banks manufactured since 1942 (when iron toy production was halted by the war), have already become rather scarce and desirable, in order to confine the comparative gradation system to the older banks, gradations are not given for banks introduced in 1942 or subsequently. Those which have already been discontinued are designated as "recent", and those which are being manufactured at the date of publication are indicated by the word "modern".

       The collecting of mechanical banks has become highly specialized. All but a few of the banks were manufactured in the United States. However, so as to make this list absolutely complete as to all known mechanical banks, the foreign banks have been listed and graded, and indicated as "foreign".

       Minor variations which are of interest only to the specialist, such as changes in patent lettering, coin traps, etc., have not been noted, except when such details are of importance in distinguishing a type whose rarity places it in a different gradation class.

       A number of banks which were included in earlier check-lists, but which are known to be legendary, individual fakes, items which are not banks, or banks which do not fall within the now accepted definition of a mechanical, items that were not sold through the regular toy trade channels, or models never in commercial production, have been omitted from this compilation.

       Wording in "quotation marks" appears on the bank and may, in some instances, be the correct name of the bank. The use of this form in the list is, however, primarily for ease in identification.

       An effort has been made to note the material of which banks other than those made of iron are constructed.

Acrobats, two on trapeze - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Afghanistan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Alligator, in tin trough - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
"Always did 'spise a mule, (see Bucking Mule and Kicking Mule)
"American Bank", (Sewing Machine) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Artillery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4D
Atlas - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Aunt Dinah and the Good Fairy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Baby Mine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7E
Bad Accident - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
Bank of Education and Economy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Barrel with arms - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Baseball Bank, ("Darktown Battery") - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5E
Bear, paws on stump - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -7A
Bear, slot in chest, no lettering - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8A
Bear, slot in chest, "Sulky Bruin" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Bear, slot in chest, "Surly Bruin" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Bear Hunt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Bill E. Grin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Bird in house, wooden (foreign), recent.
Bird on roof - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Bismark Pig - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8A
Blacksmith, not a production bank
Bomb 'N' Bank, aluminum and tin, two units, plane and bank, recent
Bowery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Bowling Alley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Boy and dog - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Boy robbing birds' nest (Tree Bank) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Boy Scout Camp - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
Boys stealing watermelons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Boy on trapeze, (French's Automatic Bank) - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Bread Winners Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9E
British lion, lithographed tin (foreign) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6B
Bucking Mule - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4D
Buffalo, twist tail and head unlocks (semi-mechanical) - - - - 8B
Buffalo, bucks man up tree - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Building, circular cupola, little man - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Building, small, eight sided - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7A
Bull, charging, tosses boy into well, brass - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Bull, with movable horns - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8A
Bulldog, on oblong base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4C
Bulldog Savings Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8E
Cabin, man in door - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1C
"Calamity", (Football Bank) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Called Out - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -10D
Camera - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Cannon, U. S. and Spain - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Cannon, shooting into octagonal fort - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Captain Kidd, with animated shovel (there is an identical still bank). - 10A
Carnival, spurious
Cat and Mouse - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
Cat jumps for mouse - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Chief Big Moon, (Indian Camp) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
Chimpanzee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9C
Chinaman, rat on tray, not a bank
Chinaman, reclining - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Chinese beggar kneeling, chalk and wood (foreign) - - - - - - 8C
Choo-Gum Bank, plastic, modern
Circus - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9E
Circus ticket collector - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Circus ticket collector, with beard- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Clock with pendulum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Clown, tin, on trapeze - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Clown bust, lithographed tin, modern
Clown and Harlequin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Clowns, three, with elephant on tub - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Coin Registering Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Columbia Magic Savings Bank, administration building, (semi-mechanical) - 6D
Columbus World's Fair Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Confectionary - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9E
Cow, milking - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -8D
Creedmoor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2B
Creedmoor, with sabre - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Creedmoor—William Tell (New Creedmoor) - - - - - - - - - 3B
Dapper Dan, the Jigging Banker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5D
"Darktown Battery" (Baseball) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5E
Dentist - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9E
Dime Savings Bank Pistol - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Dinah, bust, (foreign) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Dinah, bust, aluminum, modern
Ding Dong Bell, tin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Dog, barking on safe door - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6C
Dog, bulldog on oblong base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4C
Dog on turntable - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3B
Dog, speaking - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4C
Dog, standing, coin placed on tongue - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Dog Tray - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Dog, Trick Dog, one piece base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1A
Dog, Trick Dog, six piece base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3D
Eagle, and eaglets - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2D
Electronic Juke Box Bank, plastic, modern
Elephant, baby, open at X o'clock - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Elephant, black, no blanket or stars - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7B
Elephant, black blanket, three stars - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6B
Elephant, blanket, three stars, die cast, modern
Elephant, Hannibal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Elephant, "Jumbo", three stars - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Elephant, lithographed tin, throws coin into mouth - - - - - - 10B
Elephant, "Made in Canada" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Elephant, small "Jumbo", 2-1/2" high, nods - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Elephant, small "Jumbo", on wheels, nods - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Elephant, small "Light of Asia", on wheels, nods - - - - - - - - 10B
Elephant, stenciled tin on box base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Elephant, Trick Elephant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1A
Elephant with howdah, man pops up - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6B
Elephant with locked howdah, on base - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Fare Box Savings Bank, plastic, modern
Feed the Kitty, not a production bank
Ferris Wheel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Five Cent Adding Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Football, three players, "A Calamity" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Football, one Negro player - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Football, one white player - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Fortune teller, "Drop a coin and I will tell your fortune.." - - - 10D
Fortune teller, safe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
"Forty Niner", spurious
Fowler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 D
Freedman's Bank, wood, cloth, and white metal with metal frame and clockwork - 10F
French's Automatic Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Frog (or toad) on arched track, stenciled tin - - - - - - - - - 10B
Frog (or toad) on rock - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5A
Frog, on round latticed base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3A
Frog, on stump - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6A
Frogs, two - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6C
Gem Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6B
Gem Registering Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Germania Exchange - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Giant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Girl in Victorian chair - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Girl skipping rope - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9E
Globe, on stand, (semi-mechanical) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2A
Globe Savings Fund - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Glutton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Goat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Goat, butting into tree stump - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8A
Goat, frog, and old man - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Goat, miniature, with rider - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7C
Grenadier, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Guessing Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Hall's Excelsior - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1A
Hannibal Elephant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Harlequin, (Clown and Harlequin) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Help the Blind - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Hen, setting, with chick - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
Hindu, bust - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Hitler Pig, recent
Hold the Fort - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9C
Home Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Home Bank, lithographed tin, ejects receipt - - - - - - - - - - - 6C
Hoopla - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9C
Horserace (Race Course) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Humpty Dumpty - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5C
"I always did 'spise a mule, (see Bucking Mule and Kicking Mule)
Independence Hall Tower (semi-mechanical) - - - - - - - - - - 4B
Indian Camp - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
Indian shooting bear, (Bear Hunt) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Initiating - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
"Joe Socko" Novelty Bank, lithographed tin - - - - - - - - - - 10A
John Bull's Money Box - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Jolly Nigger - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2B
Jolly Nigger, aluminum, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7B
Jolly Nigger, aluminum, no name on back, modern
Jolly Nigger, aluminum, high hat, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Jolly Nigger, butterfly tie, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7B
Jolly Nigger, butterfly tie and high hat, foreign - - - - - - - - - 8B
Jolly Nigger, moves ears, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Jolly Nigger, moves ears, high hat, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Jolly Nigger, small - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Jolly Nigger, with straw hat, believed a spurious combination of genuine parts
Jolly Sambo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Jonah and the Whale, box base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6E
Jonah and the Whale, on pedestal legs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Katzenjammer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Key Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Kick Inn, wood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Kicking Mule - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3D
"La Tirelire des Petits Gourmands Distributeur Automatique", foreign - 10A
Leap Frog - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7E
Liberty Bell, "Memorial Money Bank" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Liberty Bell, (semi-mechanical) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5B
Lighthouse, (semi-mechanical) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Lilliput - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6B
Lilliput, without coat tails - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Lincoln Bank, stamped metal, (semi-mechanical) modern
Lion and Monkeys - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5D
Lion Hunter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Little Hi Hat, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Little Joe, aluminum, no name on back, modern
Little Joe, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Little Moe, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Little Jocko Musical Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Locomotive, (semi-mechanical) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Locomotive, fireman shovels coin into firebox - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Long May It Wave - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Magic Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6C
Magician - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
Mama Katzenjammer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Mammy feeding child, (Baby Mine) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7E
Man in frock coat behind grill - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Man, legs crossed, doffs hat, lithographed tin - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Mason Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7E
Memorial Money Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Merry-Go-Round - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Merry-Go-Round, (semi-mechanical) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2A
Metropolitan - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Mikado - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Miniature bucking mule - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7B
Miniature bucking goat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8A
Monkey, lithographed tin, "Thank You", tips hat, modern
Monkey, small tray in hands - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Monkey, Trick Monkey, with organ grinder - - - - - - - - - - 1A
Monkey and Coconut - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Monkey and Parrot, tin, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6B
Moody and Sankey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Mortar Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Motor Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Mule, bucking - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2D
Mule, entering barn - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5C
Mule, kicking - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2D
Mule, miniature bucking - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7B
Musical Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
National Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
New Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
New Creedmoor - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3B
North Pole - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Novelty - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3C
Novelty, "Johnson's Patent" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Old man riding goat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Old woman that lived in a shoe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Organ, boy and girl with monkey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5C
Organ, cat and dog with monkey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3C
Organ, monkey only - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5B
Organ, miniature - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Organ grinder, dancing bear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Owl, moves head - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2B
Owl, slot in book - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4B
Owl, slot in head - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6B
Paddy and His Pig, (Shamrock Bank) - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Pail, (Penny Register) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7A
Panorama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Patronize the Blind Man - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9D
Peg leg beggar - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Pelican, die cast - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4B
Pelican, iron, man in mouth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7C
Pelican, iron, rabbit in mouth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Penny Register, (pail) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7A
Perfection Registering Bank, (full mechanical) - - - - - - - - - 10D
Picture Gallery - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Pig, Bismark - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Pig, Hitler, recent
Pig, in high chair - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7C
Pig, plastic, modern
Pig, Tricky - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Pistol, (Dime Savings Bank Pistol) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Plantation, stamped metal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
Pony, Trick Pony - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4C
Preacher in Pulpit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Presto, mouse comes out of roof - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Presto, small building with drawer - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6A
Professor Pugfrog - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8E
Pump and Bucket - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Punch and Judy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5D
Rabbit, in cabbage - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3A
Rabbit, standing, 5-1/2" high, round base - - - - - - - - - - - - 6B
Rabbit, standing, 7-1/2" high, oblong base - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
Race Course - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8D
Ram, bucking, boy thumbs nose - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Red Riding Hood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Revolver, (Dime Savings Bank Pistol) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Rival - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Roller Skating - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Rooster, crowing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5B
Safe, dog on door barks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6C
Safe, fortune teller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Safe, top springs open - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Sambo, bust, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Santa Claus - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6C
Savin' Sam, plastic, modern
Saving Squirrel, questionable authenticity
Schley Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Sewing Machine - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Shamrock Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Shoot the Chute - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Signal cabin, lithographed tin, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Snake in pond, tin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Speaking Dog - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4C
Squirrel and tree stump - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Steam Boat, tin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Stollwerck Vending, lithographed tin, foreign - - - - - - - - - - 9A
Stump Speaker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Tabby - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7A
Tall man in frock coat behind three sided grill - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Tammany - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1A
Tammany, "Hall's Patent - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2A
Tammany, no name on side - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2A
Tank Bank, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Target Bank, vestibule - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Teddy and the Bear - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5D
Telephone, iron pay phone, (semi-mechanic- - - - - - - - - - - 5B
Thrifty Tom, lithographed tin, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
Toad in Den, stenciled tin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Toad on arched track, stenciled tin - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Toad on rock - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5A
Tree Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8C
Trick Dog, one piece base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1A
Trick Dog, six piece base - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4D
Trick Donkey, questionable authenticity
Trick Elephant - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1A
Trick Monkey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1A
Trick Pony - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4C
Tricky Pig - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B
Turtle - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Tyrolese Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3B
Uncle Remus - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Uncle Sam - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5D
Uncle Sam, bust - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8A
Uncle Tom - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8A
Uncle Tom, lever in head - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9A
U. S. Bank, animals at windows - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9B
U. S. and Spain Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10D
Volunteer, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
Watch Dog Savings Bank, wood - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Weeden's Plantation, stamped metal - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7D
William Tell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4D
Wimbledon, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
"Winner Savings Bank" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10A
Wireless Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5D
Wishbone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Woman in shoe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
Woodpecker, tree trunk, musical, foreign - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10E
World's Fair, Columbus - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6D
X-Ray Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10B
"You Pay, I Play", musical - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10C
Zoo Bank - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8B


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