Buster Brown Bank, 1905-1930

Summary

Still banks provide a simple way to save money. You place your coin in the slot then let it drop -- there are no mechanical devices. Still banks came in a variety of interesting and decorative shapes. Along with a horse and "Good Luck" horseshoe, this bank depicts Buster Brown and Tige -- popular comic characters in the early 20th century.

Still banks provide a simple way to save money. You place your coin in the slot then let it drop -- there are no mechanical devices. Still banks came in a variety of interesting and decorative shapes. Along with a horse and "Good Luck" horseshoe, this bank depicts Buster Brown and Tige -- popular comic characters in the early 20th century.

Artifact

Bank (Container)

Date Made

1905-1930

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

38.309.75

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Susan Stebbins Stark.

Material

Cast iron

Color

Black (Color)
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 in

Width: 4.5 in

Length: 2 in

Inscriptions

On side: GOOD LUCK On stick on side: AN ARCADE TOY

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