Recurrent Motion "Woodcutter" Authentic Foundry Iron Mechanical Coin Bank
Our log cutting outdoorsman has the strength and the recurrent motion to get the job done! With a turn of the crank to give our woodcutter the energy needed, insert your coin into the slot atop the log. This will trigger multiple saw passes by the woodcutter to saw the end off the log. When the massive piece falls over, your coin will safely be deposited into the bank below. Whether you're an antique toy bank collector or just teaching kids the value of money, our Design Toscano mechanical, heavyweight coin bank, cast in foundry iron and authentically hand-painted, is a clever gift and a wonderful desktop collectible.
6"Wx6"Dx9½"H. 7 lbs.
Was: $45.00
Now: $39.95
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Design Toscano Collectors' Die-Cast Iron Mechanical Coin Banks
Cast Iron banks have long been treasured collectibles, popular in Renassance Europe and even found among the tombs of ancient civilizations. In the US, mechanical banks became a household staple as 18th-century parents sought to reinforce Benjamin Franklin's aphorism: "A penny saved is a penny earned." After the Civil War, toy mechanical cast-iron models were produced en masse until about 1930. Operating with the drop of a coin or the push of a lever, these clever banks, produced in hundreds of different themes, sizes and personalities, were at once functional, decorative, and a delight to the eye. "Still banks"-so called to differentiate them from banks with mechanical parts-have also long been collectors' favorites. Because sought-after mechanical coin banks can bring more than $50K at auction, collectors have turned to fine replicas as a more affordable way to satisfy a love for these witty, novelty, cast-iron replica works. In fact, reports indicate that even replicas are growing in value! Design Toscano offers a plethora of novelty mechanical banks to launch or supplement a proud collection.

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