Vintage Cast Iron Still Bank Hubley Little Kitty Cat With Blue Bowtie Collar Original Paint Minimum Loss
Description: A beautiful vintage cast iron still penny bank. It is cast in the form of a little kitty cat with dark wide eyes. The kitty has a light blue collar which ends in a bow. The collar os ribbon like and goes all around the kitty's neck. It kitty has large dark black colored eyes with the cream pupils. There is also some black lines highlighting whiskers, which are partially faded and are difficult to see. The rest of the bank is white or cream colored with minor losses of the original paint. This is the Hubley Number 820 model and is all original. Although the head of the screw holding it together has lost its coloring, we believe it is also original. These were made in 1930s and early 1940s. See page 78 (bank 249) of Andy and Susan Moore's book "The Penny Bank Book; Collecting Still Banks" Published by Schiffer Books, of Exton, PA in 1984 for a similar example. We have opened the bank and confirmed that the inside is stamped 820 and 2 below it on one of the two halves (see the last two photos). The bank has the coin slot on the back right below the head at the top edge of the collar. Please carefully review the Photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: 1930 - 1940s
Origin: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA .
Size: measures approximately 4 1/2" in height to the top of the head, while the left ear makes the piece 4 3/4" high. The piece also measures 2 7/8" by 3" at the base. The piece weighs over one pound and six ounces.
Marks: Stamped on the inside 820 and having the number 2 stamped below the 820 on one of the two halves.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Very nice bank in excellent condition. Definitely a quality piece, it is rather heavy and weighs about 1 pound 6.5 ounces and is all original. It is a well made piece and would make an excellent addition to your still penny banks collection. For a similar example see page 78 in Andy and Susan Moore's Book "The Penny Bank Book; Collecting Still Banks, Published by the Schiffer Publishing Company in 1984.
Condition: Bank is in excellent condition with no repairs or breaks. It retains most of its original paint and has minimum wear and losses. The bank is spoiled and has scratches and dings and surface losses of the paint, but still retains most of its original paint (estimate >95%25). It also shows minor signs off rust especially on the base. Be that as it may, it is in great condition and looks great. Please see photos for additional condition information.