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Pewtertone Robot Musical Bank

This item was made by Banthrico Inc., Chicago likely in the early seventies.
Banthrico was a maker of iron Banks, saving devices, and called themselves ' The Coin Banks People '.
The company took the Banthrico name in 1931. when a small company making these banks was taken over. In 1985 the company was taken over by Toystalgia
and the name Banthrico was dropped.
Banthrico specialised originally in making iron money-boxes for banks, who gave them away to savers and often depicting the (physical) bank.
They also sold saving banks to the consumer market, for instance as animals, cars, locomotives, etc. and yes one robot.


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Item # A 197 005
Origin/Country x
Labels/Text Item M-7581 Pewtertone ROBOT Tune
Year Given x
Material Item Metal
Manufacturer Item x
Music Mechanism by Sankyo Japan (in white enclosed plastic box)
Number of Teeth 18, cylinder marked ' 9 L '.
Music/Song It's a small world (label)
Dim in " l x w x h 3.5 x 2.25 x 6.25
Box No Information on Box x Est Origin x Est. Year/Peroid x Music Mechanism housed in Back Distributor x On/Off Switch No Activate Music Key, metal, in back Weight in Lbs 1.25 Moving Parts No On Foot/Pedestal No Remarks on Condition Good Misc. Information x

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