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Vintage Banthrico Coin Bank - 1906 Oldsmobile Touring Runabout (BTC03)

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This cute little coin bank is a small scale model of a

It was manufactured by the Banthrico company.


Model: 1906 Oldsmobile Touring Runabout

Engraved: The Commercial Bank; Head Office; Salem Oregon; Member F.D.I.C.

Estimated Vintage: 1950-1970

Size: 5 1/4 inches long x 2 3/4 inches wide x 3 1/8 inches tall

Key: NO

Cover: NO

Condition: Missing the coin hatch cover; writing on bottom (see pics); Minor paint loss on the wheels; rough over the bank name on the back of the car.

Please review all photographs. They tell a better story about condition than I can in words. Keep in mind that these are all vintage and have been 'loved' by other folks. I do my best to describe what damage I see.

Please let me know if you have any questions that I haven't answered here. I will be glad to answer them.



About Banthrico:

Banker's Thrift Company (Banthrico) of Chicago Illinois, known as "The Coin Bank People", began in 1914. Their main product line was small personal home-use coin banks. The most recognizable one being the 'book' bank. Shaped and bound like a leather book of the time, it was easily hidden in a bookcase along with your copy of Pride and Prejudice, The Count or Monte Cristo or Jane Eyre. By the time it and it's subsidiary, Stronghart were purchased in 1931 by Jerome Aronson and Joseph Eisendrath Banker's Thrift Company had dozens of small-scale version of famous politicians, animals, household items, and buildings in it's catalog. Aronson and Eisendrath promptly created a new company by shortening the name from Banker's Thrift Company to Banthrico.

Early success led to the purchase in 1940 of National Products and facilitated expansion into white metal model car banks. As with all business at the time, Banthrico took a break from commercial manufacturing during WWII.

Most of their products were hand-cast using white metal (95% zinc, 5% aluminum and traces of lead, brass and copper). Molds were poured individually; imperfections were later eliminated through a variety of methods before being sealed in a clear lacquer. The most popular finishes were pewter and antique brass, and each featured a keyed trap door and coin slot on the underside. Throughout their life Banthrico had over 900 different bank designs in the catalog.

In 1985 falling to the recession, Banthrico was purchased by Toystalgia who expanded their product line beyond scale banks: trophies, figurines, bookends and lamp parts were part of their portfolio.

At the time Toystalgia was known for manufacturing small scale wooden banks. Auto bank production continued with the same molds still emblazoned with the Banthrico name. Toystalgia was eventually purchased as well and, in the ensuing years, the remnants of Banthrico survived.

Today, many of the original molds, now without the Banthrico name, are used for continued coin bank production by Cutting Edge Industries of Linden, New Jersey, including 98 varieties of autos. They are made on demand, with a minimum production run of 24 per mold.
This cute little coin bank is a small scale model of a

It was manufactured by the Banthrico company.


Model: 1906 Oldsmobile Touring Runabout

Engraved: The Commercial Bank; Head Office; Salem Oregon; Member F.D.I.C.

Estimated Vintage: 1950-1970

Size: 5 1/4 inches long x 2 3/4 inches wide x 3 1/8 inches tall

Key: NO

Cover: NO

Condition: Missing the coin hatch cover; writing on bottom (see pics); Minor paint loss on the wheels; rough over the bank name on the back of the car.

Please review all photographs. They tell a better story about condition than I can in words. Keep in mind that these are all vintage and have been 'loved' by other folks. I do my best to describe what damage I see.

Please let me know if you have any questions that I haven't answered here. I will be glad to answer them.



About Banthrico:

Banker's Thrift Company (Banthrico) of Chicago Illinois, known as "The Coin Bank People", began in 1914. Their main product line was small personal home-use coin banks. The most recognizable one being the 'book' bank. Shaped and bound like a leather book of the time, it was easily hidden in a bookcase along with your copy of Pride and Prejudice, The Count or Monte Cristo or Jane Eyre. By the time it and it's subsidiary, Stronghart were purchased in 1931 by Jerome Aronson and Joseph Eisendrath Banker's Thrift Company had dozens of small-scale version of famous politicians, animals, household items, and buildings in it's catalog. Aronson and Eisendrath promptly created a new company by shortening the name from Banker's Thrift Company to Banthrico.

Early success led to the purchase in 1940 of National Products and facilitated expansion into white metal model car banks. As with all business at the time, Banthrico took a break from commercial manufacturing during WWII.

Most of their products were hand-cast using white metal (95% zinc, 5% aluminum and traces of lead, brass and copper). Molds were poured individually; imperfections were later eliminated through a variety of methods before being sealed in a clear lacquer. The most popular finishes were pewter and antique brass, and each featured a keyed trap door and coin slot on the underside. Throughout their life Banthrico had over 900 different bank designs in the catalog.

In 1985 falling to the recession, Banthrico was purchased by Toystalgia who expanded their product line beyond scale banks: trophies, figurines, bookends and lamp parts were part of their portfolio.

At the time Toystalgia was known for manufacturing small scale wooden banks. Auto bank production continued with the same molds still emblazoned with the Banthrico name. Toystalgia was eventually purchased as well and, in the ensuing years, the remnants of Banthrico survived.

Today, many of the original molds, now without the Banthrico name, are used for continued coin bank production by Cutting Edge Industries of Linden, New Jersey, including 98 varieties of autos. They are made on demand, with a minimum production run of 24 per mold.

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Vintage Banthrico Coin Bank - 1906 Oldsmobile Touring Runabout (BTC03)

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: White Metal, Zinc, aluminium
  • Feedback: 158 reviews
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