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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Banking


Smilin' Sam From Alabam - The Salted Peanut Man

This is a cast iron mechanical bank. I need to go back and find one that actually works. I think they are from the 1950's and there was another one that would dispense peanuts when you pulled it's tongue. I can only guess that there was once a peanut company associated with this, but haven't seen any history about it. I see them on e-Bay running anywhere from $20 to $60.
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