In 1869, the J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell Connecticut began making iron banks that performed an action when coins were deposited into them. Mechanical banks quickly became popular with both children and adults throughout America and beyond. Today, mechanical toy banks are highly collectable and sell for thousands of dollars at auctions.
Join Richard Franklin Donohue, historian for the town of Cromwell, as he demonstrates his collection of mechanical banks and explains their history. This presentation consists of a power point slide show and an interactive demonstration of twenty different banks!
This event is free and open to all. Registration not required, but to receive a reminder email prior to the event simply fill out the form below.
Iron Banks Reminder