Shepard Hardware Mason Bank cast iron mechanical coin bank, circa 1887; image credit on full record.
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Mechanical Bank; Shepard, Mason, Brick Layer.
Mason Bank cast iron mechanical coin bank made by Shepard Hardware Co., Buffalo, NY, circa 1887. A coin is placed in the hod. When the lever is pressed, this causes the hod carrier to lean forward and toss the coin into the brick wall, while the bricklayer raises his arms as he receives the coin.
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