Scarce Antique Small Cast Iron Still Penny Bank Save Your Pennies Safe American Kenton Brand
Description: A beautiful cast iron small size still penny bank. This reticulated bank is in the shape of a small safe having four feet. The front of the safe says Save Your Pennies and has the image of combination dial. The back of the safe says KENTON BRAND within a shield under the slot for introducing the pennies. The bank does not have a door to open so we are assuming it has to be taken apart to get your money out. This is a rather rare bank and very hard to come by in such a good shape. The bank is silver colored but has lost much of its silvery finish. This bank is known as the "Save Your Pennies" bank and is listed as number 129 in Don Duer's book "Penny Banks Around the World With Value" published by Sciffer Publishing Ltd of Atglen PA in 1997. It is made of six panels held together with a long pin, which can be twisted to open the bank. The casting is well done and shows details of the safe and the lettering in the front and back. This bank was purchased as part of a large collection of cast iron penny banks, which we have been listing over the past weeks and months. Please carefully review the pictures presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The bank was made in 1915.
Origin: Purchased in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Size: The bank measures approximately ~2 5/8" by ~2 1/4" and is ~3 1/2" high. The bank weighs a little over 12 ounces.
Maker: American Kenton.
Marks: Marked KENTON BRAND on the back.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very nice little old rare bank in good condition. Would make an nice addition to your still penny bank collection. Condition: Bank is in good condition with no repairs or breaks. It is all original and shows honest wear from use. It has losses to its original silvery finish throughout with minor signs of oxidation or rust to the surface, but still retain quite a bit of its original finish. The bank's surface has a few minor scratches and some spots where the paint. All these issues can be seen in the photos. We have not opened the bank but we assume that the interior is in a similar condition as the exterior. Please see photos for additional condition information.
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