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    Posted 3 years ago

    jscott0363
    (649 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    Here's another one of my still banks. This one depicts a Boxer dog and was made by A.C. Williams between 1912 and 1928. It's cast iron and still retains most of it's original paint. Unfortunately, a previous owner apparently stripped out the screw threads inside the bank. They drilled it out and replaced the screw and added a square nut on the end. But, I still like this one. It measures about 4 3/8" tall and 4 1/4" long.

    Thank you all for stopping in for a look!!

    Scott

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
      jscott nice looking old bank. If it were mine I would take the square nut off then fill around the threads of the screw with a steel epoxy. Once that hardened I would cut the exposed screw off with my dremel tool. They also make a liquid lead you can use in place of epoxy and it will result in a normal threaded port. Then find some touch up paint or make some. I have even had good luck mixing different colors of fingernail polish to get the color I want. Right now I am carving a slab of soap stone as a grave marker that will have a good deal of fingernail polish to make the letters stand out before I seal it all. Small areas like you would have with this could be coated with clear fingernail polish to keep it from fading or peeling.
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Very handsome boxer dog, he looks amazing for his age! Nice find Scott
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Hi Thomas!!
      Yes, I most certainly remember and I've always loved that one. Thanks friend!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      fhrjr2,
      Thanks very much!! And thanks very much for the tips and info. I may just do that. Sounds like a winter project. He's stowed away in the back of one of my display cases. So, I'll have to dig him out.
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks Jenni!! I thought so as well. I only paid $10 for him, so I felt it was money well spent.
    6. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      Only 10 bucks ,,, did you have a mask on ... should of got 2 ...smiling,,.. fhrjr had a good idea to fix it ...later bud cool find..
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks Gary! Yes, fhrjr2 does have some great suggestions here. Maybe when I find some time this winter.
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks Eileen!! There are many of these to be found toady on eBay and in thrift stores. But, most are in much worse condition than this one and way overpriced.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thank you all very much for the loves, comments and for stopping by!!!
      Rob
      fortapache
      Thomas
      fhrjr2
      Jenni
      purvis
      BB2
      Gary
      Ken
      Eileen
      and
      ho2cultcha
    10. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Cute bank!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Collectables59
      and
      Mrstyndall
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!!
    13. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Beautiful, is it heavy ?
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Thanks Rose! No, not heavy, just a few ounces.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Michael
      and
      Rose
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping in!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      aura
      and
      MALKEY
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for stopping by!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      SEAN
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      Trey
      Thank you both for the loves and for stopping by!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Kurt,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by!!

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