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A.C. Williams ca. 1900-1909 Cast Iron 6 Finial Skyscraper Still Penny Coin Bank for Sale

$375.00

A.C. Williams ca. 1900-1909 Cast Iron 6 Finial Skyscraper Still Penny Coin Bank 

This is a beautiful “Sky-Scraper” cast iron still bank manufactured between 1900 and 1909 by A.C. Williams of Ravenna, Ohio. This skyscraper bank is all that is good with early American penny banks. It is well made, iconic in style, and does its job of storing pennies. 

This can be found in Moore’s “The Penny Bank Book” on page 66. It can also be found in the 1934/1935 A.C. Williams catalog on page 120.     

This is the largest in this set of banks sporting6 finials. The trap is present and works. While we don’t have a key for this a makeshift key that works to one the trap. 

This piece is in very good/great all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 4 ¼” L x 3 ½” W x 6 ¾” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.        

  

 

 A brief history of A.C. Williams Co. of Ravenna, Ohio: 

The A. C. Williams Company was founded in business in Chagrin Falls, Ohio in 1844. It was founded by John Wesley Williams, the father of A. C. Williams. However, there was a big fire at the company, and a decision was made to move to Ravenna. Ohio. Actual production started there in 1893. 

Like the other famous cast iron companies of the time (Hubley, Dent, Kilgore, Arcade, Kenton), A.C. Williams manufactured cast iron cars and trucks.  From 1893 to 1923 they produced cast-iron horse-drawn rigs, autos, airplanes, penny banks, and tractor toys; the line included mostly miniatures distributed through Woolworth, Kresge`s, and other five-and-dime stores. They even produced some tin cars towards the end of the company’s relatively long history. Unfortunately, in 1938 they closed their toy production and continued in other ventures to this day. 

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in