Collection: Cast Iron Banks
Mechanical and Still Bank
A still bank is described as any type of money box, strong box, or receptacle designed to receive and store coins. Cast iron and painted tin were favored in the 19th-century materials for still banks. During World War II, numerous still banks were made to help people contribute their spare change to the war effort.
Mechanical banks were first manufactured in the late 1800s, as the middle class emerged and grew in prosperity during the Industrial Revolution. Hence, the concept of earning and saving money became more and more important, particularly as a value to impart to children.