Do You Remember When? Unique ‘piggy bank’ from the past
Local News | Published on February 1, 2023 at 6:13pm CST | Author: Pelican Rapids Press0
Larry Ohe from Rothsay stopped in the Pelican Rapids Press offices with this unusual coin bank. He remembers his mother taking the change out of it to pay for their school lunches.
Note the three different views of the metal unit, labeled Pelican Rapids State Bank. The unique bank separated pennies from dimes and nickels, and was patented and renewed from 1904 to 1913. Called the “Automatic Teller,” it also had a hole in the top with the label “bills,” where you could presumably roll up dollar bills and insert them.
The side view shows the labels for depositing nickels and other coins.