Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Antique 1884-1885 Automatic Bank Punch

In Office > Printing Equipment > Show & Tell and Office > Show & Tell.
Printing Equipment42 of 17818th Century  .  .  .  Original Printers Ink BallDark barn with no light and i know NOTHING about it.
Love it
Like it

pw-collectorpw-collector loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
lee120275lee120275 loves this.
MystaplersMystaplers loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
americanstationeramericanstationer loves this.
Hyp-storianHyp-storian loves this.
RadegunderRadegunder loves this.
RecordmantimeRecordmantime loves this.
mcheconimcheconi loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
NevadaBladesNevadaBlades loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
SpiritBearSpiritBear loves this.
bobby725bobby725 loves this.
toolate2toolate2 loves this.
CelieneCeliene loves this.
iggyiggy loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
AzTomAzTom loves this.
GeodeJemGeodeJem likes this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
EfesgirlEfesgirl loves this.
TassieDevilTassieDevil loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
Buick55Buick55 loves this.
rniedermanrniederman loves this.
melaniejmelaniej loves this.
OneGoodFindOneGoodFind loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
EJW-54EJW-54 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
See 30 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 4 years ago

    (47 items)

    Automatic Bank Punch (a.k.a. Automatic Check Punch, Williams Automatic Bank Punch, Williams Brothers Automatic Bank Punch, Roberts Cheque Protector)

    Patented 1884-85 ~ Advertised 1884-1914
    Automatic Bank Punch Co., New York, NY, and later Brooklyn, NY
    Initially made at the Brady Mfg. Co., Brooklyn, NY (1884-85)

    An 1892 advertisement claimed that over 15,000 Automatic Bank Punches were in use. The 1892 price was $25. Also, in 1892 the Clerk of the U.S. Treasury Department took the extraordinary step of stating "To Whom It May Concern" that the Automatic Bank Punch had been "found to serve the purpose better than any other machine in the market." Naturally, this endorsement by the Treasury Department was featured in ads for the Automatic Bank Punch. In 1892, the Automatic Bank Punch Co. also stated "We have just filled large orders for the Treasury and War Departments. Over four hundred thousand United States Treasurer's checks were cut by the AUTOMATIC last year."
    An 1896 ad claimed that over 18,000 Automatic Bank Punches were in use. This ad also stated that the new improved model cut the number "3" with a flat top, rather than the rounded top cut by earlier models.
    An 1897 ad claimed that two-thirds of bankers and banking houses in the US used Automatic Bank Punches.
    An 1899 ad claimed that over 22,000 Automatic Check Punches were in use.

    This punch is fully functional and has all of it's original pin-striping, lettering and embossing.

    The wooden hinged cover for the punch is also in pristine condition.

    Printing Equipment
    See all
    Thompson furniture  Letterpress Commercial Printer  Cabinet
    Thompson furniture Letterpress Com...
    Linotype 26 lbs. For Cast Bullet Molds
    Linotype 26 lbs. For Cast Bullet Mo...
    Linotype 23 lbs. For Cast Bullet Molds
    Linotype 23 lbs. For Cast Bullet Mo...
    See all


    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      I have never seen one - where did you get it?
    2. AzTom AzTom, 4 years ago
      That is too cool!
    3. VintageMisc VintageMisc, 4 years ago
      @Efesgirl, my ex-husband gave that to me many years ago. He picked it up along with some other items on one of his many buying trips. It most likely would have come from the eastern side of the US. I've always been fascinated with machines and boxes, so it is a perfect combo!
    4. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      It's like a piece of art!
    5. VintageMisc VintageMisc, 4 years ago
      Back in the days that companies actually took pride in their product; both the visual aspect and durability.
    6. lee120275 lee120275, 4 years ago
      Never seen anything like it I don't think we had this type of item in the u.k.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.