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Old Mechanical Banks

A comprehensive study of the subject of mechanical banks, with illustrations.

Text - Part 2 of 2


Description of Banks Not Pictured Elsewhere in This Book

The "Elephant with the Alligator"; This bank shows an elephant on a box. Pictured on the box is a baby being thrown to an alligator, and apparently words coming from the baby’s mouth "Oh, if I had only put some money in the bank". This is a Class "D" bank.

The "Plantation Bank": The bank is in the form of a cabin with a stage at the front side. On one side of the cabin can be seen the words "Pete Johnson-Banjo lessons-one cent". This bank was given as a premium to subscribers who paid twenty-five cents extra to Youths Companion, October 26, 1899. It is made of sheet metal stamped in relief and handsomely decorated and painted. The instant a penny is pushed into the slot the clockwork brings into action a comical scene. It causes the player to "pick on de ol banjo", while the other figure dances in perfect time. A Class "F" bank.

The "Bowling Alley Bank": I have seen pictures in old trade catalogs, and it is just as its name implies, a bowling alley with a man bowling. One authority tells of having one of these sold out from under him, so there must still be some in existence. A Class "F" bank.

The "British Lion Bank": This is also a tin bank, depicting a huge lion sitting, his huge head and mane and forelegs are visible. A turn of a crank, and he swallows the penny which has been placed on his outstretched tongue. He is backed up against a tin box which is the receptacle for coins. A Class "D" bank.

The "Halls Excelsior": The Patent No. 98055 for the first known American banks was taken out Dec. 21, 1869, by John Hall of Watertown, Mass. A figure stands behind a desk. In the Patent pictures this was a figure of a man with a black mustache, with a flat helmet-like hat, who appeared to stand behind a desk atop a house that has a sort of hatchway at the top. The money is placed on a small tablet in front of the figure and its weight tips the figure into the opening in the box. Off times the banks did not follow the Patent in duplicate, as for example, the "Halls Excelsior" in which the monkey sits behind the desk, probably followed this bank. A Class "A" bank.

The "Squirrel Bank": This little bank typifies thrift, one of the main traits of the American Yankee. The lever is pulled, the squirrel jumps to the hole in the tree trunk and deposits the coin, which is held between his paws. Patented by R. E. Turnbull, and assigned to the Mechanical Novelty Works, of New Britain, Conn., Jan. 21, 1881. A Class "D" bank.

The "Bank of England": The box and lid are each turned from one piece of oak. The lid is hinged at back. It also has a chain to anchor it to a post or pillar. When coin is deposited in the narrow slot in the top it is deflected by a thin piece of sheet metal in the under side making it impossible to pilfer. Two entirely different keys are designed so that it is necessary for either two parties to be present to open it, or, one party must have both keys. It is an old English bank dating back to William III, as present day coins are too thick to be deposited. A Class "C" bank.

The "Confectionery Bank": This offers an added incentive to saving. Little girls and boys of the past who had such a bank, dropped the money they wished to save in the slot, then they pressed a lever, and the figure of a girl pivoted around to what looks like a series of drawers, the top of the drawers flew open, and the girl swung back again with a candy wafer. One supposed that parents or Santa had to agree to keep the candy drawer full when presenting the gift. A Class "D" bank.

"Old English Tobacco Box": This box would perhaps be of more interest to a collector who is connected with a bank, as it is really a mechanical vending machine operated with coins.

It was used in English shops and "pubs" in 1800 and before, as the use of the "F’s" in the word "press" in the engraving indicates, to sell pipes-full of tobacco. As the engraving on box top says, a half-penny is dropped into an upright affair on the top of the box, and the button pushed down, which allows the other half of the lid to spring up, allowing the customer to fill his pipe.

Although this is not a mechanical bank, it is a mechanical vending machine using coins to operate, and from its age must be grandfather to all mechanical devices of this nature.

Under the handle is the inscription "Rich, Patentee, Bridgewater". At one end of the box is a coat of arms (a crown atop a ring); on one side a lion, on the other side a funny looking horse down on his haunches, and again the words "Rich’s Patent".

The box is of brass and all parts are hand-made including the hinges and screws. The key turns to permit the top to be lifted. The dimensions of the box are 9–1/4" long, 4" high, and 4-1/2" wide, and the ball feet are 1" in diameter.

The key to unlock the coin end of the box, is used in the usual manner, excepting that after the key is inserted it is turned several times clockwise until it comes up against a stop, easily felt with the fingers, when that end of the box may be opened, and may not be closed until the end containing the tobacco is closed first.

The "Bowery Bank": In the eighties when the Bowery still retained its glamour as the focal point of urban wickedness the Bowery Boy, and the Dude were popular figures. These have been immortalized by the cunning designer of this bank. The flashy Bowery Boy, with choked collar and flowing tie is represented by the features of a pug dog, while the silk-hatted monocled Dude looks strangely like a collie. As a coin is dropped into a slot these gay dogs, gazing out of circular windows, bow to each other. A Class "E" bank.

The "Electric Money Bank": This was supposed to be a very funny bank. One was supposed to look into it and see the skirt dancer; instead he sees himself, at the same time receiving a shock. A Class "B" bank.

The "X-Ray Bank": This is box shaped. You deposit a coin, then hold it and look in, and see all the bones in your fingers. A Class "B" bank.

"Chest of Drawers" Bank: Pewter banks are quite rare; however, we have one in a collection, in the form of an old chest of drawers, which is four drawers high. This little old-fashioned chest is complete in every detail. This is considered a rare bank. A Class "E" bank.

The "Bee Hive": This bank is in the form of an old-fashioned beehive of straw, and is one of the very good banks. The inscription on the bank is "Wise bees save honey, wise people save money". Class "D" bank.

"Silver Urn Bank": Silver is seldom seen in the form of a bank. A rare bank exhibited in one of the outstanding collections, is in the form of a graceful urn. It was a Christmas present from a father to his daughter in 1885. One side is cast with a "Horn of Plenty", a "rock" suggesting safety, an "oak leaf" for sturdiness, and a "beehive" for thrift.

The collector of these little mechanical banks, devotes time and effort, and a great deal of study to a subject which seems endless in its entirety.

A subject, which in the beginning, seemed somewhat interesting but which during the course of collecting has grown to be one of the most fascinating, intriguing, and entertaining studies that one could possibly engage in.

The mechanical bank collectors of today have become connoisseurs and it is the connoisseur who raises the esthetic standards of the nation.

A careful study of old trade catalogs has yielded some very valuable information. Six Stevens catalogs pictured and described their various banks, and when this information was compared with the Patent papers of the same dates, the information appeared to be very accurate.

Numerous semi-mechanical banks depicting houses, public buildings, etc., have not been shown due to the similarity in style and action.

Other banks depicting various animals, such as the pig banks are also not pictured for the same reason.

The idea in writing this volume was not to see how many different banks could be listed and photographed, on the other hand the aim is to show the different types, and actions.

In the case of the house banks, buildings, or safes, they all operate much in the same manner.

In the case of the pig banks, the late Mr. Jacobs, of New York City, said he did not see why so many hundreds of pig banks were made, as the pig did not typify thrift in any sense of the word.

So we find numerous variants of the different banks, and no attempt has been made to list them all.

In the case of the "Dentist Bank," there are at least five different variants, all with very similar action.

It can be seen that it would be quite useless to try to list all of these variants and would be next to impossible, although a few variants which are the most common are listed.

It is hoped that in studying the book that the collector will realize that this is the first edition of its kind ever published, and that there may be additions and corrections added in a later volume.

The Emerine Collection
Mr. Andrew Emerine, President of the Fostoria Bank, Fostoria, Ohio, is one of the country’s outstanding mechanical bank collectors. In a recent interview with Mr. Emerine he expressed his idea in regard to banks by saying that there was likely no other item in the category of antiques that had increased in value over its original cost as the mechanical bank. He said that a mechanical bank selling at one dollar, sixty years ago would perhaps sell today for $30.00 or $40.00 and a rare one, of which only a dozen were made, might sell for $100.00. He said, however, that there had been a mistaken idea as to the value of banks with many people. This idea was gained perhaps by hearing of a high price having been paid for an extremely rare bank and then from lack of knowledge, they had thought that any bank might be worth its weight in silver. These ideas, of course, are erroneous as there are dozens of attractive banks that have a cash value from $3.50 to $5.00, their only fault being that they are too plentiful. It may well be expected that the rare bank will continue to hold up in price and not surprising if it should be on the increase, but the common varieties will perhaps carry along at a low figure. Mr. Emerine said that had he been possessed with better vision of the future that was in store for the mechanical bank when he first began to collect, that he would have a much more extensive collection and at possibly half the cost. Several banks were not so attractive ten or fifteen years ago but he occasionally picked up one in an antique shop when he happened to see it at $2.00 or $3.00 which seemed to be a sufficient price. There was little realization of the fact that this was the beginning of a collection of banks that would some day be worthwhile.

Mr. Emerine said a few years later banks began to pick up in price, and he was very much surprised when the better ones began to sell for $10.00 and $15.00 but that he could very well remember when he first heard of a bank selling for as high as $35.00 which, no doubt, seemed like an exorbitant amount for a bank at that time. He said much credit should be given to the late Mr. Elmer Jacobs Rand, who was an outstanding collector, for his help that he saw fit to give the newer collectors. He also mentioned Mr. Norman Sherwood to whom he gave a great deal of credit for his knowledge of old banks. He ended his interview by saying that he thought that in this hobby of collecting banks, he derived much pleasure, as well as very much anxiety and many disappointments, as it is not possible to get every bank you desire. Frequently the desired bank is awarded to a fellow collector, but still there exists a very friendly relation among the various collectors. He advanced the idea that the bank collectors of today are growing and that he fears that soon their source of supply will be exhausted. He, however, urges those who have the idea of collecting to purchase as many banks as possible, at a fair price, for the reasons given above.

The writer feels that Mr. Emerine is an authority on the subject and that his experience in this field has made him a very able judge of Mechanical Banks.

A variant is, as the word implies, a variation from the original bank.

Sometimes a bank is known as a variant if part happens to be in two pieces instead of one. However, the bank which substitutes a different part other than that of which the original bank consisted, is known as a Variant.

The Creedmoor William Tell — which substitutes a tree with a slot — instead of the boy standing in the castle door with a slot — instead of a boy standing in the castle door with the apple on his head, is a very definite variant.

Then there are the variants of the dentist, of which there are five, not any differing greatly from the other.

The fact that the paint is not identical with another does not constitute a variant, as off times the paint on them changed a dozen times from the original colors.

The very common "Tammany" has a number of variations as may be seen by the alphabetical list.

In most case a variant is worth slightly more than the original. However, it may be said that unless the bank differs more than slightly, the value is not greatly changed.

It has not been the aim of the author to list all variants, even though the grades and prices are somewhat different.

At no time is a bank considered a variant where a part is missing, if one has been substituted which is not part of such a bank.

It may be said that unless there is some definite difference in the bank that it is not to be placed in the variant class.

A careful study of the subject will reveal a great many slight differences which show that a number of different people perhaps worked at the same kind of bank.

Undoubtedly some craftsmen have modeled a similar bank in which they have perfected a so-called error.

For the most part it appears that it was not always the intent of the maker to vary his model greatly from that of the original. However, a variant was not always an accident, but perhaps a whim of the maker.

 Alphabetical List of Known Banks, Their Class, and Action

D     Acrobats, two on trapeze — revolves.
B     Administration Building, slot opens in front.
D     Afghanistan, two dogs — bow to each other.
E     Alligator, Darkey throws coin in mouth.
E     Alligator (tin Trough), blow in tube — takes coin.
D     Artillery, cannon shoots 8 sided fort.
A     Artillery, soldier shoots mortar.
E     At The Circus Tent, key winder.E Aunt Dinah — Good Fairy
C     Bad Accident, boy scares mule — upsets wagon.
A     Baileys Liberty Bell, has wooden clapper.
E     Bank of Education, questions — answers.
C     Bank of England, see later description.
D     Barber, shaves colored man.
D     Barber (variants), more description wanted.
E     Barrel Bank (with arms), moves arms — swallows penny.
E     Barnyard Animals
D     Barney Google, rolls eyes
E     Battleship Mass., operates by combination.
B     Bean Pot, or gypsy money pot.
C     Bear, sitting up — slot in chest
B     Bear Hunt, Indian shoots bear.
D     Beehive, registering, nickel plated.
D     Bill E Grinn, turns eyes — protrudes tongue.
E     Billy Goat Bank, goat butts coin in.
D     Bird on roof
C     Black Elephant, similar to Jumbo.
C     Black Dog (I hear a call), semi-mechanical.
F     Blacksmith, see illustration.
E     Bowery Bank, two dogs bow.
F     Bowling Alley, picture — no one has one.
E     Boy and Dog, dog on hind legs — boy starts.
E     Boy Playing Marbles, as name implies.
C     Boy Robbing Birds Nest, branch falls.
C     Boy Scout, waves flag.
C     Boy Stealing Watermelon, colored boy — melon and dog.
B     Boy on Trapeze, revolves on bar — coin goes.
C     Breadwinners, see illustration for action.
B     British Lion, rolls eyes.
B     British Lion (tin), sticks out tongue.
D     Bronze Dog, coin on tongue — pull tail.
B     Bucking Buffalo, Negro up a tree.
B     Bucking Horse, horse bucks as penny is deposited.
E     Bucking Ram, boy thumbs nose.
E     Bull and Bear, bows at each other — Stock Market bank.
D     Bull Dog, swallows coin.
B     Bushel Basket, like bean pot.
C     Bust of Boy, similar to Uncle Tom.
E     Butting Goat, butts coin in tree.
A     Cabin Bank, darkey kicks coin in slot.
D     Calamity, 3 football players in huddle.
E     Called Out, soldier in front of tent.
E     Camera Bank, 3 legged base.
F     Carnival Bank, man tests strength on weight machine.
C     Cart and Horse, like Bad Accident.
C     Cat Bank (clock shape), mouse replaced by acrobat.
E     Cat and Mouse, cat chases mouse in house.
E     Cat and Mouse, different figures comes up.
E     Chapmans Bank, fragment only found.
E     Charging Bull, tosses boy in well.
D     Charley Knickerbocker, no description available.
C     Chief Big Moon, frog leaps for fish.
D     Chimpanzee, head nods — arm moves up and down. Sometimes graded E. See description.
E     Chinaman with Rat on Tray, given out by St. Louis Hotel.
D     Christ in Cathedral, moves forward with gifts.
E     Chronometer, depicts Father Time.
D     Circular Building (Cupola), semi-mechanical.
E     Circus Ticket Collector, with beard.
E     Civil War Soldier, with knapsack — fires at ball.
B     Clock Registering Bank, registers coin.
C     Clown on Globe, rises on hand — spins around.
D     Clown on Elephant, with tub.
C     Clown on Trapeze, goes over.
C     Columbian Bank, lady with bustle.
D     Colored Mammy and Child, feeds coin to baby.
D     Confectionery Bank, turns — issues candy.
A     Creedmoor, shoots in tree.
E     Croquet Player, hits coin with mallet.
D     Cross Legged Minstrel, doffs hat — winds (tin).
E     Cuban Soldiers, shoots.
C     Dark Town Battery, three ball players.
E     Darkey Eating Watermelon, might be like Bad Accident.
B     Darkey In Cabin, kicks coin in roof.
E     Darkey on Stump (variants), holds plate.
E     Darkey Sitting on Stump, tin.
C     Darkey Trapeze (large), swings on trapeze.
D     Darkey With Violin, moves as playing.
C     Darkey (miniature) on Trapeze, performs on trapeze.
D     Dentist Bank (5 variants), dentist extracts tooth.
D     Dinah Bank (female bust), operates like Jolly Nigger.
E     Dinah with Hat, operates like Jolly Nigger.
C     Ding Dong Dell
D     Dog Tray (oval), dog deposits coin from tray.
A     Dogs on Turntable, plate turns.
D     Dolls Head, head protrudes from egg.
A     Eagle and Eaglets , old feeds young.
E     Eccentric Head, laughing face.
C     Electric, gives shock.
B     Electric Alarm Clock, combination bank with fireproof safety bank in tower — clock between.
D     Elephant, brass trunk and ears.
B     Elephant, throws coin over head.
C     Elephant "Jumbo", throws coin in mouth.
D     Elephant large (var) Jumbo, but not Canadian made.
B     Elephant with Howdah, man springs from box.
E     English Tobacco Bank, see description.
E     Feed The Kitty, takes coin in mouth.
F     Ferris Wheel, people in cars.
B     Flat Iron Building Bank, a late building bank.
D     Foot Ball Players, one kicks coin.
E     Fortune Teller, girl looks at fortune.
E     Fortune Teller, similar to Fortune.
E     Forty-niner, column admits coin.
F     Freedman’s (Secors), darkey moves head.
F     Freedman’s Variant, similar to Freedman’s — table lacks legs, darkey has no legs.
E     Frog and Serpent, serpent strikes at frog.
F     Frog on Curved Track (tin), frog enters box with coin.
A     Frog on Lattice, frog blinks — swallows coin.
B     Frog on Rock, opens mouth.
E     G. A. R., Soldier shoots target.
C     Gem Bank (printed name), dog takes coin in house.
C     Gem Bank (var) no name, dog takes coin in house.
D     General Butler, caricature.
D     German Band, four musicians.
E     Germania Exchange Bank, goat on beer keg.
E     Giant With Club, moves arms and jaw.
E     Girl in Victorian Chair, small dog in lap.
E     Girl Rolling Hoop, as name implies.
E     Girl Skipping Rope, key winder.
C     Globe Bank, atlas shows on deposit of coin.
E     Goat and Frog, butts coin to frog.
C     Grenadier, similar to Creedmore — except visor.
A     Halls Excelsior, monkey gets coin.
B     Halls Excelsior (variants), man instead of monkey.
B     Halls Excelsior (variants), man has no coat tails.
B     Halls Lilliput, man deposits coin from tray.
C     Halls Lilliput (variations), same but no coat tails.
E     Harlequin-Clown-Columbine, dancing figures.
E     Hindu, man with turban.
D     Hold The Fort (cannon), shoots at bulls eye.
B     Home Bank (house-like), small cashier.
D     Home Bank (variants), without six windows.
D     Hoopla, similar to trick dog.
D     Horse Race, two horses racing.
E     Horse Race, two sulkys.
B     House, coin makes man appear.
A     House and Dog, spring releases — dog enters with tray.
A     Humpty Dumpty, clown — similar to Jolly Nigger.
E     Happy Frog, boy tosses coin to frog.
C     Hungry Pelican, mouth opens — shows man.
D     Hungry Pelican (var), rabbit in mouth.
B     Independence (whole) Building, bell rings. Same as tower only entire building.
B     Independence Hall, bell rings — sizes differ.
B     Independence Hall Tower, bell rings.
B     Indian and Bear, shoots bear.
E     Initiation (first degree), ram — boy — frog — Ram butts boy.
D     Jack on House, figure moves, rings bell.
D     Japanese Ball Thrower, winder.
C     Jigger Bank, tall colored man dances.
E     John Bull, similar to trick dog.
C     Jolly Nigger, bow tie.
C     Jolly Nigger no tie, made of aluminum.
E     Jolly Nigger, moves ears.
D     Jolly Nigger (with hat), has high hat.
E     Jolly Nigger (with hat), moves ears.
D     Jonah and the Whale No. 1, whale swallows Jonah feet first.
B     Jonah and the Whale No. 2, woman feeds Jonah to whale.
E     Jonah and the Whale (var), on pedestal.
C     Jumbo on Wheels, action like jumbo.
E     Jumping Bull Frog
B     Keene, coin registering.
B     Kicking Mule, deposit coin — mule kicks.
D     Kick Inn (wooden), donkey kicks coin in building.
D     Kneeling Chinese Beggar, nods head.
D     Kneeling Chinese Beggar, has German inscription, action similar.
E     Kodak (var), picture appears.
C     Large Standing Rabbit, moves ears.
D     Leap Frog, boys play game.
D     Liberty Bell, bell rings — square base.
C     Light House, register 100 pennies — can open then.
D     Lilliput (var), man has no coat tails or tray.
B     Lion and Monkey, monkey throws coin to lion.
C     Lion Chases Monkey (var), different bark — higher stump.
D     Lion Hunter, hunting.
E     Little Bo Peep, with crook.
D     Little Joe (var), Negro swallows coin.
E     Little Moe (var), raises hand to hat.
E     Lost Dog, swallows coin.
C     Magic, man disappears.
A     Magic (late bank), performs like magician.
C     Magician, lowers hat coin disappears.
A     Mail Box Bank, combination bank-U.S. mail box.
D     Mammy Katzenjammer, holds Hans-Fritz under arm.
F     Man In Chair, similar to man who pays.
E     Man In Frock Coat, stands behind lattice desk.
A     Man on Chimney, cuts cigars.
C     Mason Bank, dumps coin from hod.
E     Massachussetts Ship; combination bank, combination, light appears as penny is deposited.
F     Mechanical Alms Box, nodding bear.
C     Mechanical Bell, ball turns.
C     Mechanical Monkey (tin), press tail — he swallows coin.
E     Mechanical Pig, moves tail.
E     Mechanical Turtle, moves head.
E     Menagerie, circus — different types.
E     Merry-go-round, same as amusement device.
A     Merry-go-round, turns on base — semi-mechanical.
E     Mikado, action like shell game.
E     Milking Cow, kicks boy and bucket over.
E     Miniature Bucking Goat, with darkey.
E     Miniature Bucking Goat, like first degree.
E     Miniature Bucking Mule, mule kicks.
D     Miniature Bucking Ram, butts tree stump.
B     Miniature Owl, action like owl bank.
A     Minstrel, rolls eyes — protrudes tongue.
C     Minstrel, without wording in front.
E     Miser, mask moves.
A     Modern Elephant, ears riveted on.
A     Modern Trick Dog, base in one piece.
D     Monkey and Cocoanut, throws coin into cocoanut.
B     Monkey and Organ Grinder, monkey places coin.
C     Monkey and Parrot, monkey feeds parrot.
C     Monkey Runs on Roof, similar to Mosque.
D     Monkey Small, coin in both hands.
E     Moody and Sanky, revivalists.
C     Mosque, figure appears takes coin.
B     Mule Entering Barn, throws coin over head.
D     Music Hall
D     Musical Bell, bell rings (Centennial).
D     National Bank, door revolves — mad disappears.
B     New Bank (square Bldg.), man moves — slot disappears.
E     North Pole, Eskimo on iceberg — Flag raised (Historical).
A     Novelty Bank, semi-mechanical.
F     Old Woman In Shoe, whacks at boy with switch.
E     Old Woman In Rocking Chair, similar to darkey and child.
D     One Foot Ball Player, similar to Calamity.
C     Organ (large), monkey deposits coin.
B     Organ Bank Small, less cat and dog.
D     Organ Grinder and Bear, bear dances.
C     Organ (miniature), bear dances.
A     Owl Bank, turns head.
B     Owl Bank, owl rolls eyes.
B     Owl Bank (Book under arm), rolls eyes.
C     Paddy and His Pig, Paddy licks coin from pigs nose.
D     Panorama, picture operated by a roll.
E     Patronize The Blind Man, dog deposits coin.
D     Peg Leg Beggar, sits holding hat — nods.
D     Peg Leg Darkey, similar to above.
E     Performing Bears, two on trapeze.
D     Picture Gallery, pictures 1-26 — changes.
E     Pig With Moveable Tail, pull tail.
C     Pig In Chair, raises front legs.
E     Ping Pong, players in action.
C     Plantation, musician plays — dancing.
E     Preacher Behind Pulpit, similar to Teller.
F     Presto, mouse pops out of roof.
E     Professor Pug Frog, performs on bicycle.
C     Pump and Bucket, handle moves — registering.
B     Punch and Judy, same as theatre act.
C     Punch an Judy (var), letters over theatre door.
A     Rabbit In Cabbage, moves ears.
D     Race Course, horses race around course.
D     Reclining Chinaman, waves arms — playing cards in hand — jointed at elbows and wrists.
E     Red Riding Hood, grandma exposes wolf.
B     Registering Cash Register, records total savings — the more expensive are marvels of ingenuity.
A     Revolving World, semi-mechanical.
D     Revolutionary Soldiers, showing soldiers.
E     Roller Skating Rink, figures skating.
B     Rooster, head moves and crows.
E     Sambo (bust), small colored boy bust.
C     Sambo and Banjo, winds and plays.
C     Santa Claus — Chimney, places coin in chimney.
C     Santa Claus, with toys.
D     Saving Squirrel, squirrel drops coin in tree.
D     Scotchman, rolls eyes.
D     Sea Serpent, similar to snake in pond.
E     Sewing Machine, shuttle takes coin.
F     Shoot The Chutes, Buster Brown slides down.
E     Shooting Bank, feather in cap.
F     Silver Urn, semi-mechanical action.
C     Sitting Bear, takes coin on tongue.
D     Setting Hen, small chick emerges.
E     Sleigh Ride, two figures in sleigh.
C     Small Boy Robbing Birds Nest., tree branch falls.
B     Small Frog on Rock, opens mouth.
B     Small Frog on stump, opens mouth.
C     Small 8 sided Building, triangular drawer receives coin.
C     Small Monkey, contrivance in hand.
C     Small Owl, blinks eyes.
D     Snake In Pond, similar to serpent.
E     Soldiers (two), Spanish-Cuban.
A     Speaking Dog, wags tail and jaw.
B     Spise The Mule, throws darkey — coin in mouth.
F     Sportsman (Fowler), shoots bird.
C     Square Safe, top opens shows pictures.
D     Standing Bear, slot in chest.
C     Standing Bear, paws — coin on tongue.
D     Standing Dog, coin on tongue.
C     Standing Rabbit large, wiggles ears.
B     Standing Rabbit small, wiggles ears.
C     Standing Squirrel, cracks nut in paws.
B     State Bank, door opens figure appears.
B     Statue of Liberty, semi-mechanical.
D     Steam Engine, stokes coin into engine.
D     Steer, pull horns.
B     Stump Speaker, Negro drops coin in bag.
C     Tabby Bank, chicken pops from egg.
E     Tall Man In Frock Coat, three sided grill.
A     Tammany, pus coin in pocket.
B     Tammany, without words printed.
B     Tammany (var), before coin trap was invented.
E     Target Practice (rare), man shoots at bird.
B     Teddy and Bear, bear pops out of tree.
E     Teddy and Bear (var), Teddy in flat hat.
C     Telephone, handle rings old fashioned phone.
D     Three Clowns and Elephant, very dainty, on tub, perform.
D     Three Bears, revolve on hind legs.
D     Three Monkeys, monkeys perform.
D     Three Pennies
D     Thrifty Tom, colored man jigger bank, similar to jigger.
D     Tin Boy on Trapeze, boy bends forward.
A     Trick Dog, jumps through hoop.
B     Trick Donkey, kicks coin in barn.
D     Trick Elephant (var), brass tail and trunk.
A     Trick Pony, nods head — coin in wagon.
A     Toy Money Safe, transparent chambers.
E     Trolley Car, Motor Bank.
E     Turtle, moves head.
C     Two Bull Frogs, one kicks coin to mouth of other.
E     Two Faced Boy, sticks out tongue (wood).
D     Uncle Remus Steals Chickens, policeman appears.
B     Uncle Sam, moves beard.
D     Uncle Sam Bust (var), moves beard.
C     U. S. Bank, shows guard.
D     U. S. Bank, animal appears.
E     U. S. Cannon, shoots at Spanish fleet.
B     U. S. Grant Bank, historical.
D     Uncle Tom Bust, lever in back — shows tongue — swallows penny — like jolly nigger.
D     Uncle Tom (bust), immovable eyes — lever in back — shows tongue — swallows penny — like jolly nigger.
D     Uncle Tom (bust), with turban — lever in back — shows tongue — swallows penny — like jolly nigger.
D     Uncle Tom (bust), with two stars — lever in back — shows tongue — swallows penny —like jolly nigger.
D     Uncle Tom (bust), without stars — lever in back — shows tongue — swallows penny — like jolly nigger.
D     Uncle Tom (bust), with yellow coat — lever in back — shows tongue — swallows penny — like jolly nigger.
D     Uncle Tom (bust), without coat lapels — lever in back — shows tongue — swallows penny — like jolly nigger.
E     Weight Bank, see description. (Centennial Bank.)
B     William Tell with gun, shoots proverbial apple.
B     William Tell Creedmore style, same as William Tell action.
E     William Tell (var), uses cross bow.
E     Wimbledon, registering bank.
D     Winner Bank (tin), several horses race.
C     Wireless, works like wireless when penny is inserted.
E     Wishbone Bank, Dinah and Sam split bone.
F     Woodpecker, pecks at tree.
E     Wood Choper, swings axe, deposits coin.
E     Woodpecker No. 2, bird takes coin.
C     World Bank, Atlas carrying globe.
E     Wooden Man With High Hat, drops coin in hat (sometimes called Dutch Boy). Reverse action.
D     World’s Columbian Expo., Indian offers pipe to Columbus.
C     World’s Fair, place coin on slide.
B     X-Ray Bank, shows bones in fingers.
C     Zoo Bank, animals head appears at window.
C     Zoo Bank, without window shutters.

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