Maitland the Magician Authentic Foundry Iron Mechanical Bank
Reminder of the old days
These remind me of my grandfather's house when I was a child and I ordered three different ones. Still waiting for the other two but this one was bought for my three year old grandson for Christmas. I was disappointed with the tolerances of the product itself as the hat did not come done correctly and hit the 'secret hatch' switch correctly... had to really press down hard on the switch for it to work... something my grandson could not do. Additionally, I know the focus is for these pieces to look authentic and old but when I opened up the back of it, it was full of rust. Don't like that idea either. Overall the price was right and the product was acceptable as finding these are hard to do. However, overall, I was disappointed.
January 17, 2014
This is one of three banks that I bought for my kids. The bank is cast iron and made in China. Quarters do not fit, but the smaller coins are captured every time. Overall, I think it's a great conversation piece.
January 7, 2012