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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

 

    
Uncle John acquires Freedman's Mechanical Bank
  
At his 90th birthday party, John is seen in this 1964 photo
handin
g 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 College and later sold to Ed Mosler.




 

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