ANTIQUE KEY LOCK SAFE NO. 50...THE J&E STEVENS CO. STILL BANK
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GREAT ANTIQUE STILL BANK
NICE DETAIL AND PATINA
MADE IN USA BY THE J & E STEVENS CO.
LOCK MECHANISM WORKS BUT I LOST THE KEY WHICH IS A SMALL BARREL KEY BUT THE SAFE CAN STILL BE TAKEN APART BY SCREW UN DERNEATH
ABOUT 5 BY 5 "
PAT DATE 1897
Piggy bank (sometimes penny bank or money box ) is the traditional name of a coin container; usually used by children . The piggy bank is known to collectors as a "still bank" as opposed to the " mechanical banks " popular in the early 20th century. These items are also often used by corporations for promotional purposes. Their shape is most often that of a little pig and many financial services companies use piggy banks as logos for their savings products.Piggy banks are typically made of ceramic or porcelain , and therefore are also known as porcelain pigs. [1 ] They are generally painted and serve as a pedagogical device to teach the rudiments of thrift and savings to children; money can be easily inserted. Many piggy banks have a rubber plug located on the underside; others are made of vinyl and have a removable nose for easy coin access. Some incorporate electronic systems which calculate the amount of money deposited. [2 ] The J. & E. Stevens Company was formed in Cromwell, Connecticut, in 1843 when John and ... read more