About the Artist:
The Hubley Manufacturing Company produced a wide range of cast-iron toys, bank doorstops, and bookends. Toys, particularly motor vehicles and cap guns, were also produced in zinc alloy and plastic. The company is probably most well-known for its detailed scale metal kits of Classic cars of about 1:20 scale. Starting in 1960, Hubley participated for a couple of years with Detroit automakers as a plastic promotional model maker. Many Hubley products are now sought-after collectibles.
Purchased from an estate sale in Barrington, Illinois, this vintage Hubley cast-iron bulldog bank dates back to the late 1950s. With a tan body, black eyes and nose, and sporting a red collar, this canine bank has been kept in great vintage condition, with minimal scratches and no loss of paint. It has the typical Hubley flat-head screw keeping the body halves together that can be unscrewed to release the stored coins.
The Hubley Manufacturing Company produced a wide range of cast-iron toys, doorstops, banks and bookends from the turn of the 20th century to the 1970s. Toys, particularly motor vehicles, were also produced in zinc alloy and plastic.
For those who collect metal home products, this wonderful bulldog bank makes for a delightful addition to such a collection. It would also be a wonderful gift for someone who collects vintage banks.