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1937 Walter P. Chrysler "Want List" Letter

 

 

MECHANICAL BANKS WANTED

Walter P. Chrysler,
Chrysler Building,
New York, N. Y.

1.   MERRY GO ROUND

Turn handle and it revolves and small man appears to whip animans suspended from top. Coin box for deposit. (Do not confuse with small semi-mechanical which revolves).
2.   MAN IN FROCK COAT Tall man in frock coat stands behind a three-sided lattic grill. Swings arm and deposits coin.
3.   BLIND MAN & HIS DOG Patronize the blind.
4.   BABY ELEPHANY BANK Marked "Baby Elephant Bank". Has dial on base. Opens at "X" o'clock.
5.   INITIATING BANK Goat Butts darkey who deposits coin in frog.
6.   SMALL BUCKING HORSE Very tiny figure of horse - looks more like a mule with horse's tail. Small negro riding, mounted on a grill work square base. Turns up and deposits coin. This bank is only about 5 inches long and most not be confused with "Spize a Mule" bank.
7.   CHINAMAN WITH RAT
             ON TRAY
Supposed to have been given out by a hotel in St. Louis.
8.   MECHANICAL TURTLE Moves head.
9.   PING PONG BANK  
10. SECOR'S FREEDMAN'S
              BANK
Negro sits at a four legged table, places coin in bank and thumbs nose (not cast iron)
11. TARGET BANK Square shaped building scooped out, like shooting gallery. Man at counter pitches penny over his head and hits bulls eye target behind him.
12. STANDING BEAR Slot in bear's chest. Opens mouth when coin is deposited.
13. TIN BOY ON TRAPEZE Not the one with ball on ft to balance. This boy is made of tin, mounted over an iron building. Bends forward.
14. JOLLY NIGGER Variation made of aluminum. Ears move in addition to eyes and tongue. Back reads: "Starkies Pat." instead of "JOLLY NIGGER"
15. LARGE STANDING RABBIT
          ON OBLONG BASE
(Not round base) Sits up and holds nut in paws - ears move.
16. PRAYING MONKEY Small iron monkey 3-1/4" high, sitting posture. Raises hands and deposits coin slot in stomach.
17. CROQUET PLAYER Lady in bustle gown hits coin wth mallet.
18. U. S. BANK Gilt policeman in bank. Press porcelain top button and two animals appear at windows.
19. STEAM ENGINE Fireman shovels penny into engine fire box.
20. BOWLING ALLEY BANK Description lacking.
21. SAMBO Like small "Jolly Nigger" marked "Sambo" on bank.
22. LITTLE JOE Small negro bust raises arm reads "Little Joe."
23. MOTOR BANK A mechanical trolley car. Winds up and when coin is deposited it runs.
24. BOWERY BANK Has two windows when two dogs' heads oscillate when coin is deposited.
25. SPANISH SOLDIER BANK Cuban soldier falls. Rises protected by his shield and flag.
26. GIRL ROLLING HOOP Holds stick in hand.
27. CHAPMAN'S BANK Has side brackets.

 

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