Mechanical Bank #75.112

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Cast iron mechanical bank, manufacturer unknown, but bears a patent date of Oct. 28, 1873. On the door being opened, the figure of a man holding a platter swings out, and a coin placed on the platter is deposited in the bank on closing the door.

The bank was given to the donor in 1890 by a veteran of the U.S. Civil War who enlisted on the side of the North when he was 19 years of age. After serving six years, he returned to Carleton County, where he died in 1920.