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The front of a cast iron toy bank. 8cm x 8cm. See example on right from private collection. The top and bottom parts were screwed into place (N/A 2017). Height: 5.75”, from 18BC27.The front of a cast iron toy bank. 8cm x 8cm. See example on right from private collection. The top and bottom parts were screwed into place (N/A 2017). Height: 5.75”, from 18BC27.


Site:
18BC27 Federal Reserve Site

Context: Feature 30 Privy, c. 1850 - 1870 home of Nathan Mansfield family

Site Date Range: c. 1770-1930

Materials: Cast iron

Dimensions: 8cm x 8cm

Description: The front of a toy bank

History: Cast iron banks began production in the 1860s (Ketchum 1981:116). Because this bank did not have moving parts like many mechanical cast iron banks, it was known as a still bank.

 

Complete bank in private collection.
The top and bottom parts were screwed
into place (N/A 2017). Height: 5.75”