1908 Cadillac model car cast metal savings bank, 5” long, 2 ¾” wide, 3 1/8” tall, marked Banthrico Inc Chicago USA. License plates front and back are engraved 1908, on the top is printed “First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Dayton, Ohio 1975.” Excellent original finish. Spoked wheels/tires spin freely.
See photos, all sides shown and they are part of the description.
These coin-banks were available as gifts to bank customers to encourage savings. There is a coin slot in the bottom to put their spare change. We are selling individually an automotive collection of different cars acquired through the 1970’s from First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Dayton, Ohio.
The autos were hand-cast using white metal (95 percent zinc, five percent aluminum and traces of lead, brass and copper. Molds were poured and any imperfections were corrected. The car banks were done in bronzed tone finish.
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