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Mechanical bank:Mosque Bank

H. L. Judd Co.ca. 1890

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

In the 1800s and 1900s, coin banks encouraged children to save their pennies. Appealing figures of solid bank buildings, figures of humans and a wide variety of animals reinforced Benjamin Franklin's aphorism, "A penny saved is a penny earned."

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  • Title: Mechanical bank:Mosque Bank
  • Creator: H. L. Judd Co.
  • Date Created: ca. 1890
  • Location: Wallingford, CT
  • Type: Mechanical Toys
  • Medium: cast iron
  • Object ID: 77.7427

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