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1940’s/1950’s Addo Coin Bank from Highland Coal Mining Company, Pennsylvania
Pictured is a coin counting bank called the Addo Bank from the Jeddo Highland Coal Mining Company of West Pittston and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The bank is solid metal with a cloth cover that shows the Highland trademark design on the front of the bank. This design was found on all items they sold or gave away as promotions for the coal company.
The bank measures 3 1/8" x 4 ¼" x 1". Four corners are covered in metal. On the bottom of the bank it reads--Patented & Pats. Pend. When money is put in the bank a counter on the front of the bank registers how much is in the bank. I have no key to open the bank and there are some coins inside. Who knows there my be some early silver coins.
The Highland Coal Company was established in 1888 and built it's first breaker #5 in 1915 and it's second breaker # 7 in 1926. It also built it's own power plant which supplied electricity for the surrounding area. If you search you can find Highland ink blotters, 50lb bags that coal came in, postcards, real life photos, metal signs, matchbook covers, needle books, calendars and dime store toys.
**Condition: Good condition. There is wear to the top and bottom of the spine/left side; wear to the bottom front edge, bottom back edge, and top front edge.
If you collect vintage coin banks or coal company items, this will be a great addition to your collection. If your dad or your grandfather worked for the Jeddo-Highland Coal Company what a neat gift this would be.
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