John D. Meyer, author of
OLD PENNY BANKS in 1952, made audio
recordings that tell the story of two of his most exciting acquisitions.
Click these links to play (7mb & 8mb wav files).
Uncle John acquires Baby Elephant Mechanical Bank
John acquires Freedman's Mechanical Bank
At his 90th birthday
party, John is seen in this 1964 photo
handing the 1st
piece of cake to his namesake (nephew)
John D. Lohse. Per Mr. Lohse, Uncle John would tell
stories after Christmas dinner, the two linked from this
page are believed to have been tape recorded in 1952
or 1953. Mr. Lohse provided copies of these recordings
to Bill Jones so that they could be enjoyed by other collectors.
John D. Meyer was 97 when
he died on September 1st, 1971. His banks were left to Franklin & Marshall
and later sold to Ed Mosler.