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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Good Evening CW Friends Collectors----8:00 PM)2016-11-24
    Before starting collecting exclusively W.F.Burns Company Promotional Still Bank, i was collecting all kind of coin operated Bank, Cast iron small house, bank building, animals, and many more, this is 35 years ago.
    This particular post here alway's intrigued me, for is design and for the way it's operated, actually, I never look at it seriously to see how it's work, i know it's batterie operated in a very ingenious way.
    This one call "Wireless Bank" yes wireless bank, strange coming from a bank patented in the 1914-18, i believe this one work with magnetic field.
    Now for sure i will have a look on it to see if this still in working order, missing the 2 small door underneath.
    Made in cast iron, tin metal and copper

    This still stand 4,75 inch tall, 3.75 inch deep, 5.25 inch long, on a base 6.75 inch by 4.50 inch.

    Many thanks Everyone for Viewing.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Now you have my curiosity up. Want to know when you know exactly how it works. Maybe the battery keeps it closed by actuating electro-magnets ?
    2. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      bb2, I will have maybe to add a second post with additional pictures to show the different mechanisms on it.
      The top part have a small little door with hinge retain down now because no batterie in in it, my guess is when batterie are in it, the power generate keep the door open till some action are taken, witch action, humm good question.

      Many thanks to the early lover, SEAN, NutfieldHistory, bb2, I will following on this with post #2
      Thank you for your comments.


    3. NutfieldHistory NutfieldHistory, 5 years ago
      What other markings on the bottom? There looks to be an "SL P..." to the right of the patent date. With information of the patentee you would be able to find the patent and that may describe how the bank works.
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      NutfieldHistory, absolutely right, never though about that.
      I remember checking one of the patent on pocket Bank from Burns, found it online how to open it, made a small little tool, and at the end i am able to open it.
      I will look on the others marking and comeback to you.

      Many thanks for the comment and help me to light my older brain.

    5. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
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    7. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      """Wireless mechanical bank, constructed of cast iron, tin, wood, copper, and incorporates the use of a coil magnet and a D size battery, designed by Christian Sawyer, patented 3/11/1913-1/5/1926. Set a coin on the sheet metal door and clap your hands (or make any sharp sounding noise); the door instantly flips over and deposits the coin into the bank. (Since the sound switch is in the normally closed position, the battery will continually be discharging unless the battery is removed or an insulating piece is inserted between the switch contacts). The cast iron base, front columns, and roof section are white and the name thereon is gold outlined in gold. The front, right side and back are lithographed tin simulating red brick-work. The front entrance and two windows are gray with the defined stonework and window panes in a darker gray. The left end of the building is wood, stained red with inserted tin top section of the roof """""" [QUOTED ] from below
    8. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      antiquerose, since i have this bank 35 years + ago, i never research it, i just did now google, and really, everything come out, unbelievable.
      Thank you very much for the link and your time for doing it.

    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Nice one Alan!!
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Sorry Scott, unable to reply quicker, yes my friend really nice one, the overall condition is amazing, just have to experiment now.

      Many thanks for your constant support, comment and the love.

    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      NutfieldHistory, many thanks to all of you for the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by.


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