Back when pocket change actually meant something, decorative banks could be found in just about every home. A group of (7) 1900s-1930s cast iron and sheet metal banks surfaces here, after long seclusion. These heavy metal antiques show varying degrees of authentic, age-appropriate wear, and all report in attractive, display-worthy state.
The headliner is a sheet metal U.S. Mail Postal Savings Bank with removable top and a hinged lid that flips up to reveal four coin slots of different size. The inner chamber is accessible by removing a nut from the underside, opening to four coin tubes, and the front has two windows for photo inserts;
The balance are (6) cast iron banks with: (2) different elephants, including one with an Arcade Toy label, and one likely made by A.C. Williams, that is absent the trunk; (2) different lions, including one with the mouth painted red, possibly made by Hubley, while the smaller example may be an A.C. Williams model; and (2) different bank buildings, including a skyscraper, and a square type with a pyramid roof and extensive design details all around.