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List of Names of So-Called Banks

A HANDBOOK OF OLD PENNY BANKS

John D. Meyer, 1952

The names of the so-called banks on this page have been bandied about among collectors and dealers for a number of years and have appeared on want lists of many collectors but is seems none of the banks has come to light and therefore are gradually being taken off the lists as having never been manufactured and sold. Imagination and hearsay account for many of the names:

Spise Mule, Civil War Soldier
Ball Bank, Mechanical
Barber Bank
Barney Google Bank
Barn Yard Animals
Three Bears Bank
Bears Performing on Trapeze
Bird On Round Base
Boys Playing Marbles
Cart And Horse
Chapmans Bank
Cholly Knickerbocker
Circus Tent, Key Winder
Croquet Player Bank
Darky Beggar, Sitting in Chair
Darky Eating Watermelon
Darky Sitting on Stump
Darky Throws Coin to Alligator
Darky With Violin
Dog Chases Rabbit Through House
Elephant Brass Tail and Trunk
German Band, Four Musicians
Girl Rolling Hoop
Horserace With Sulkys
House, Different men Appear
Jack on House
Japanese Ball Tosser
Jin bank
Little Bo-Peep, Girl Red Coat
Menagerie Bank
Miser (not a bank)
Three Monkeys Bank
Music Hall Bank
Man on Chimney, Smoking Cigar
Old Woman In Rocking Chair
Ping Pong
Revolutionary Soldiers
Sleighride Bank
State Bank, Figure Appears
Steam Engine Bank, Penny Firebox
Three Pennies Bank
Villa Bank
 

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