Mechanical Bank, Kyser & Rex, Boys Stealing Watermelon, 1885-1900, Philadelphia
Boy Stealing Watermelon cast iron mechanical coin bank. When lever is pressed, dog appears from the
doghouse. Boy is slinking through the garden to steal the watermelon and raises his right hand. While
along the fence, a boy runs off with watermelon in hand. The fence is missing to left of standing lad; no
trap…imperfections reflected in price.
LITERATURE: 'Boys Stealing Watermelons Bank' by F.H. Griffith, HOBBIES Magazine, September 1965.
Norman Number 1380-A. Rated * by Davidson.
Cast Iron Double Door Medallion Safe Bank with Rarely Encountered Combination Paper
Likely by Henry C. Hart Manufacturing Company, Detroit, Michigan, Circa 1890-1920
See page 20, Iron Safe Banks by Bob and Shirley Peirce, number 85; Still Bank Collectors Club
of America, 1991. Traces of thinning black paint; sans interior locking bar, else fine. (H: 5.875”)
Pewter “Tammany” Bank
J. & E. Stevens
American, 19th century
(6 by 4.5 by 3.5")
Coin Toss, Penny Pitcher, China Man, Cast Iron
Mechanical Bank, Creedmoor, Stevens (J&E)
Cromwell, Connecticut, Patent 1877
Norman number 2000, The Bank Book, Bill Norman
(Missing base coin plug, highly oxidized original paint, thinning paint and paint loss; 9.5 by 6.75”)
Mechanical Bank, Always Did ‘Spise a Mule, Stevens (J&E)
Cromwell, Connecticut, Patent to James Bowen, Philadelphia, 1879
Norman Number 2950, The Bank Book by Bill Norman
(Scattered paint loss, mostly to jockey’s cap, surface grime, overall good paint and coverage; 9.5 by 8”)
Banks, Cast Iron, Still Banks, Roof, Cupola, Painted
Bank, Roof, Cast Iron, Coin or Penny Still Bank, Brown and Gold Paint
Grey Iron Casting, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
Moore number 1124, page 115, The Penny Bank Book by Andy and Susan Moore, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997. (H: 5.25", W: 3.75", D: 3")
Bank, Cupola, Small Version, Cast Iron, Coin or Still Bank, J & E Stevens
Cromwell, Connecticut, Circa 1870 to 1875
Moore number 1147, page 116. The Penny Bank Book by Andy and Susan Moore, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997
(Original paint, scattered losses; H: 3.25")
Bank, Flat Iron Building, Flatiron, No Trap Version, Kenton Hardware, Circa 1919
Moore number 1161, page 117, The Penny Bank Book by Andy and Susan Moore, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997.
(Original paint is worn, about 50% coverage; H: 5.5")
Bank, Cupola, Small Version, Cast Iron, Coin or Still Bank
J & E Stevens, Cromwell, Connecticut, Circa 1870 to 1875
Moore number 1146, page 116. The Penny Bank Book by Andy and Susan Moore, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997
(Original paint, scattered losses; 4 1/8 by 3.25 by 2.75"
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Banks, Mechanical, Still, Cast Iron
Top row, left to right:
Bank, Still Bank, Cast Iron, "Teddy" Bear
1905 to 1925
Black paint with "Teddy" on the side in raised lettering. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: 2.5 by 3 7/8".
Bank, Still Bank, Cast Iron, "The Wise Pig"
White paint in very good condition.
Dimensions: 7" H.
Mechanical Cast Iron Bank, Lion and Two Monkeys
Kyser and Rex Co.
Circa 1883 - SOLD
All original with paint losses.
Dimensions: 9" H, 9" L, 3.5" W.
Mechanical Cast Iron Bank, Tammany Bank
J.E. Stevens Co.
Circa 1875 - SOLD
Original paint with the scarce brown pants.
Dimensions: 5 5/8" H.
Bank, Still Bank, Cast Iron, Pig
"I Made Chicago Famous"
All original paint. A nice, hard-to-find bank.
Dimensions: 4 1/8 by 2 1/8".
Bottom row, left to right:
Bank, Still Bank, Cast Iron, Cow in Paint
Original brown and white paint with traces of gold has chipped.
Dimensions: 5.5" L, 3.5" H.
Bank, Still Bank, Cast Iron, Be Wise Owl
Gold paint with red embossed lettering reading "Be Wise Save Money".
Dimensions: 4 7/8" H.
Bank, Still Bank, Cast Iron, Goose in Gold Paint
Circa 1920's - SOLD
Dimensions: 4" H.
Bank, Still Bank, Cast Iron, Dog on Tub
Gold paint in good condition.
Dimensions: 4 3/8" H.
Mechanical Cast Iron Bank, Trick Dog
Type 1, Hubley
Circa 1885 to 1890 - SOLD
Dimensions: 7.5" H, 8.75" W, 3 7/8" D.
Cast Iron Still Bank, Rooster
All original and retaining traces of paint.
Dimensions: 6.5" H.
Bank, Still Bank, Cast Iron, Buffalo
Early 20th Century - SOLD
Gold with traces of red paint. Paint is worn.
Dimensions: 4.25 by 3.25".
Banks, Cast Iron, Still Banks, Presto, Mosque, Painted
Bank, Presto, Cast Iron Still Bank, A.C. Williams, Ravenna, Ohio, 1905 to 1934
Blue over silver paint
Moore number 1169, page 117, The Penny Bank Book by Andy and Susan Moore, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997. (H: 3.25")
Bank, Mosque, Cast Iron, Coin or Penny Still Bank, Gold paint
A.C. Williams, Ravenna, Ohio, Circa 1905 to 1934 - SOLD
Moore number 1636, M1636, page 140, The Penny Bank Book by
Andy and Susan Moore (Fine condition; H: 3")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Bank, Penny or Coin Bank, Mars Hill Trust, Save and Have, Nickle Plated Steel
Mars Hill, Maine
A vintage promotional bank encouraging children to save - SOLD
(Good condition; lightly scratched initials in top; H: 2", W: 3.5", D: 2")
1089-10 - SOLD
Mechanical Bank, Speaking Dog, Stevens (J&E), Original Condition
Cromwell, Connecticut, Patent 1885
Norman number 5170, The Bank Book, Bill Norman - SOLD
See, 'Speaking Dog Bank' by F.H. Griffith. HOBBIES Magazine, October, 1974.
Griffith notes that "the only differences between the Stevens bank and the Shepard bank are the coin traps. Shepard used their conventional rectangular locking trap and Stevens their regular round coin trap. The outline of the filled in rectangular section for the Shepard trap can be seen on the Stevens Speaking Dog Banks."
(Good overall condition with scattered paint loss; 7.5 by 7.5”)
1161-1 - SOLD
Mechanical Bank, Owl, Turns Head, Stevens (J&E) Original Condition
Cromwell, Connecticut, Patent to James Bowen, Philadelphia, 1880
Davidson, page 172, number 375; also, Norman, page 63, number 4380 - SOLD
(Gold powder paint, high spots thinning to nice patina; 7.75 by 3.5 by 2”)
1161-3 - SOLD
Mechanical Bank, Novelty Bank, Stevens (J&E), Original Teller, Original Paint
Cromwell, Connecticut, Circa 1873 to 1890
See Norman, The Bank Book, Number 4260 - SOLD
Patent marks impressed on side "PATd JUNE 25 1872 OCT 23 1873."
(Very good color and paint coverage, some paint loss to roof; 7 by 4.25 by 4.25”)
1161-2 - SOLD
Mechanical Bank, Dinah, Yellow Dress
John Harper and Company, 1911 to 1925 - SOLD
710-38 - SOLD
Banks, Cast Iron, Still Banks, Two Story House, Colonial House, Painted
Bank, Two Story House, Cast Iron Still Bank, Williams, Ravenna, Ohio
1931 to 1934 - SOLD
Page 109, Moore Number 1002 (M1002), The Penny Bank Book, Andy & Susan Moore. Schiffer Publishing, 1997.
(Traces of gold paint; H: 3")
Bank, Colonial House with Porch, Cast Iron Still Bank, A.C. Williams
Traces of gold paint - SOLD
Moore number 993, Page 109, The Penny Bank Book by Andy and Susan Moore, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997.
(Thinning paint; H: 3")
Artillery, Mechanical Bank, Union Soldier, Good Paint
J and E Stevens
Circa 1892 to 1900
Base impressed "PAT MAY 31 1892" - SOLD
Minor paint losses, mechanically fine, no replacements
Dimensions: 6" H, 9" W, 4" D.
928-23 - SOLD
Mechanical Bank, "The Stump Speaker" - SOLD
Shepard Hardware Co., 19th cast iron mechanical bank with key in original condition.
Dimensions: height 10-inches
514-145 - SOLD
Clown on Globe Mechanical Bank
With Scarce Yellow Base and Original Box
By J & E Stevens, Co. - SOLD
Dimensions: 9-inch bank height, 6.75-inch base diameter, 9.5-inch box height, 5.75-inch box width and depth.
460-21 - SOLD
Uncle Sam Mechanical Bank - SOLD
Mechanical paint with untouched cast iron painted surface in excellent working order with original trap door.
Base is marked "PAT. JUNE 8_1885".
Dimensions: 11.5-inches high; base- 5 by 4-inches.
673-6 - SOLD
By J. E. Stevens
Circa 1900 - SOLD
In excellent original condition...figures with 95% paint coverage; base with some thinning on top.
Dimensions: 7-inches high, 9.75-inches wide, 2.75-inches deep.
232-163 - SOLD
Always Did 'Spise A Mule, Jockey
Circa 1897 to 1925 - SOLD
A good "jockey-over-version" by J & E Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut. Sold as "Kicking Mule" during the period. When the lever is pressed, the mule kicks up and turns counter clockwise facing the opposite direction causing the boy to fall backwards as if kicked by the mule; coin slides into the slot. Very good original condition; paint at 90% (+); mechanically fine...trap appears to be replaced.
514-125 - SOLD
"Creedmoor" Mechanical Bank
By J. & E. Stevens Co.
Circa 1877-1890 - SOLD
The bank remains in good working condition and retains approximately 50% of the original paint.
Condition: the trap is missing.
Dimensions: 6.75-inches high, 10-inches long, 2.75-inches wide.
231-25 - SOLD
Cast Iron House Bank - SOLD
Painted bank with rare stenciled roof in excellent condition
Dimensions: 4.25-inches high, 3.25-inches wide, 2.75-inches deep.
553-98 - SOLD