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A.C. Williams Cast Iron #8248 Gold “Soldier Boy Bank” Boy Scout Still Coin Penny Bank for Sale


A.C. Williams Cast Iron #8248 Gold “Soldier Boy Bank” Boy Scout Still Coin Penny Bank 

This gold #8248 “Soldier Boy Bank” Boy Scout still coin penny bank is a still cast iron figural bank manufactured by the A.C. Williams Co. of Ravenna, Ohio between 1910-1935.  

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 12.       

These banks really stand the test of time, but unfortunately, most of the time from use the paint fades and chips off. Our rugged soldier boy has a lot of good paint left. It has been cast from two halves that are held together with one screw. The screw appears to be original, with the same wear pattern as the boy’s ample backside. There is a coin slot on the back of the boy’s backpack.  

This piece is in 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. It is approximately 5 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 1.8 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 6 in