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AC Williams ca. 1910’s Large “Domed Bank” Cast Iron Penny Bank w/1917 Penny Inside for Sale

AC Williams ca. 1910’s Large “Domed Bank” Cast Iron Penny Bank w/1917 Penny Inside

We have for you an AC Williams large “Domed Bank” still cast iron penny bank shaped like a bank building with a dome. The word “Bank” is embossed on both the front and the back of the bank. There is a coin slot located on both the front and back of the bank, and the coins are removed by unscrewing the bank and taking it apart. These banks were produced between 1899 and 1934 in a few different sizes. The bank is not silver and gold like it originally was but the bank is in over all very nice condition for its age with some age appropriate patina. It is all original with no restorations, breaks, repairs, or touch ups. This bank measures approximately 4¾” x 4” x 2⅜”

This bank came to us with a 1917 penny inside, and we decided to leave it in there for the next owner. We invite you to peruse our photos to get a better idea of condition and quality.

 

 

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, airplane, 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.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in