J. & E. Stevens Co.
1874 — 1928
In a continuing effort to preserve mechanical bank history and
heritage, select information from J. & E. Stevens Company employee pay and
financial records has been compiled in this booklet.
The text was
transcribed by Bill and Wendy Jones from the cursive handwriting in the
original company ledgers, a total of 3585 accounts (subject to error, best guess, as found). Dollar
amounts are totals for the accounts as shown on the pages.
Some of the
ledgers are quite large (16" x 12" x 3", 15-1/2
discounts, dividends, royalties, bills payable, interest, insurance, labor,
raw material, inventory (real estate, horses and wagons,
patents, patterns, stock),
The J. & E Stevens Company specialized in the manufacture of cast iron toys,
including mechanical and still banks, cap pistols, trains, and wheeled horse
1869 with capitol stock valued at $140000, the J. &. E. Stevens Company
listed John Stevens as president, Edward Coe as treasurer and William
Hulbert as secretary and superintendent.
On March 7th
of 1874 The Connecticut Valley Advertiser, said that the J. &
E. Stevens Company was "the only one in the country which makes the
production of Iron Toys a specialty and the most extensive probably in the
world in variety and extent of its manufacture in