The Bank Works at Briar Brook Artisans

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The Bank Works features wooden coin banks created using vintage brass and bronze Post Office Box doors. These Post Office Box doors are also known as lock box doors or lobby mail box doors. The Post Office Box doors are mounted into a beautiful wooden box handmade of solid oak, with a natural finish and a brass coin drop on the top. Post Office History indicates the use of these doors started around 1875. Some of these Post Office Box doors are key lock and others are combination lock, depending on the contract the companies bid on. Yale Lock Company and Corbin Lock Company, are two of the pioneers in casting these brass and bronze doors, and both companies are still in business today. The older Post Office Box doors are getting harder to find, since when the Postal Service renovates a facility, these wonderful, beautiful and ornamental castings are sold to scrap dealers. These Coin Banks are a preservation of Post Office History.

Federal Eagle Key Coin Bank
Federal Eagle Key
#1 Size$70
#2 Size$80
#3 Size***
Circa 1892-1895

Dated Box $75, $90, ***
Single Combination U.S. Coin Bank
Single Combination U.S.
#1 Size$70
#2 Size$80
Brass$90
#3 Size***
Circa 1906

Approximate Bank Sizes:
#1 Size - 4 3/4" wide x 6" high x 4 3/4" deep
#2 Size - 7" wide x 7 1/4" high x 5 3/4" deep
#3 Size - 12" wide x 7 1/4" high x 6 3/4" deep

*** These post office box doors are available only in limited quantities.
Please contact us at BankWorks@BriarBrookArtisans.com to check on availability.

Grecian Key Lock Coin Bank
Grecian Key Lock
#1 Size$40
#2 Size$50
#3 Size$80
Circa 1968-1982
U.S. Key Coin Bank
U.S. Key
#1 Size$90
#2 Size ***
#3 Size ***
Circa 1880
Double Combination Coin Bank
Double Combination
#1 Size $65
#2 Size $75
#3 Size ***
Circa 1950

Nickel or Bronze Plated
Grecian Combination Coin Bank
Grecian Combination
#1 Size $40
#2 Size$50
#3 Size $80
Circa 1955-1968
Old Grecian Coin Bank
Old Grecian
#1 Size $45
#2 Size$55
#3 Size $80
Bronze Circa 1931
Brass Circa 1941
Dial Point Flower Coin Bank
Dial Point Flower
#1 Size$85
#2 Size ***
#3 Size ***
Circa 1896
Flying Eagle Bronze Coin Bank
Flying Eagle Bronze
#1 Size$65
#2 Size$75
#3 Size$225
Brass $75, $85, $250
Zinc $65, ***, ***
Circa 1906
Dial Point Sunburst Coin Bank
Dial Point Sunburst
#1 Size$95
#2 Size ***
#3 Size ***
Circa 1910
Double Combination Eagle Coin Bank
Double Combination Eagle
#1 Size$70
#2 Size$80
#3 Size$150
Circa 1902
Beveled Glass $90, $100, ***
Wagon Wheel Key Coin Bank
Wagon Wheel Key
#1 Size$55
#2 Size$65
#3 Size$125
Circa 1910
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