P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


American Mechanical Bank "Melody-Bank," Circa 1946

$ 1,285
  • Description
    "Melody-Bank" is a rare bank and was manufactured by "Electric Coding Machine Co., N.Y.C." in 1946. American made, this is a genuine and authentic vintage mechanical bank, albeit somewhat later, having been manufactured in 1946. It maintains all of the elements of a collectible antique mechanical bank; pleasing shelf appeal and wonderful musical action. The metal faux textured, green painted casing on five sides is fronted by cardboard on wood, filled with delightful images of "children at play with money" lithography.

    To operate: Wind up the mechanism by turning the brass dial in front clockwise; then put a nickel, dime, or quarter in the appropriate slot at the top. Music will play as additional lithography depicting children's nursery rhymes rotate on the interior circular dial ("Little Boy Blue", "Mary Had A Little Lamb", etc.).

    Coins are removed by unscrewing the metal plate at the rear bottom.

    Bank is in excellent all original condition with fully operable musical mechanism.

    Dimensions: 7" high x 4 9/16" wide x 3" deep.

    Note: Short one minute video showing operation of the bank is available as an
    attachment via email upon request.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Metal
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: 1946
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Folk Art
    Incollect Reference #: 171999
  • Dimensions
    W. 4.57 in; H. 7 in; D. 3 in;
    W. 11.61 cm; H. 17.78 cm; D. 7.62 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.