Lot Number 35
Two cast iron, mechanical money banks, largest approximately 21 cm (h).  Note: Mechanical cast iron banks were first manufactured in the late 1800's during the industrial revolution. The 'Jolly Banks' or money boxes were a popular item during this period and are also associated with Black Memorabilia. These items are listed on the basis that they are illustrative of a bygone culture in which there were different social norms. We understand the potential controversy surrounding this type of item but believe that providing transparent information about historical context fosters greater understanding of our complex cultural history.