In the early twentieth century, the penny was more than the low-worth piece of copper it is today. Children then, were encouraged to save their pennies “for a rainy day”. Action-packed mechanical banks helped the nation to become responsible savers. The magical action that happened with only a penny, made these banks prized and extremely popular. In the 1939 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog, you could buy a Trick Dog bank for $1.19 or 119 pennies. Today, that original bank could easily cost over $1,000! The banks in our collection are all faithful reproductions and much closer to the 1939 price tag. The magic is still in each bank!
I'm a Base Ball Reproduction Iron Bank
Hi! I’m a Base Ball reproduction Iron Bank. I'm 7" tall and 9 1/4" wide. My original design was made by the J. & E. Stevens Co. in Cromwell, Connecticut in 1888. Here’s how I work: Put a coin in my pitcher’s hand. Press the lever and the coin is pitched to the catcher. You can keep this up all day, The catcher never misses the catch!