ANTIQUES March, 1941 Pat. No. 144,106 Back to Text
The First Five Years of Patented Toy Banks By H. Blair Hull Figure 8
Fig. 8 NOVELTY BANK. Patented June 25, 1872 and October 28, 1873, by C. C. Johnson, Somerville, Massachusetts, inventor. Marked Novelty Bank on door. Constructed of cast-iron parts. Operation: when front door is opened, teller advances and receives the coin which he deposits in the back; the door swings from one side.