September 28, 2022

Old Lyme Historical Society Hosts Talk on Mechanical Banks, Tonight; All Welcome, Free Admission

An example of one of the original mechanical banks.

OLD LYME — On Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., the Old Lyme Historical Society Incorporated (OLHSI) hosts Franklin Donohue, who will give a presentation titled, Mechanical Banks of the Mid-19th and Early-20th Century.

In 1869, the J & E Stevens Company of Cromwell, Conn. began making Iron Banks that performed an action when coins were deposited into them. Mechanical banks quickly became popular with both children and adults throughout America and beyond.

Come and hear all about the fascinating history of these intriguing machines.

The event will take place at the Society’s building at 55 Lyme St. in Old Lyme. All are welcome and admission is free.

This is the third in a series of speaker events sponsored by the OLHSI.

Donations are welcome for the Carol Noyes Winters Scholarship Fund.

 

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