Tin bank globe with coin slot produced as an advertisement for the Cribben & Sexton company’s line of Universal Stoves and Ranges. When coins are inserted in the slot of the hollow tin globe their weight makes it turn. The globe is mounted within a simple tin stand decorated with a wreath printed in colors on a metal band, and a rectangular reserve at the bottom as a base with an easel type support in the back.
Printed Text on Stand: “Save Your Money and Buy/ Universal/ Stoves and Ranges/ Made by Cribben & Sexton Company,/ Chicago./ Minneapolis-Denver-Wichita-San Francisco-Portland.”
The Cribben & Sexton Company was a major manufacturer of stoves, co-founded in Chicago by Colonel James A. Sexton (b. 1844), a Civil War veteran. The company was in operation from at least the 1880s to the 1950s.
Condition: Generally good with the usual overall light wear, scratches, abrasions, oxidation, discoloration faint denting to globe, slight erratic bending to stand.
“Col. James A. Sexton.” Album of Genealogy and Biography, Cook County, Illinois with Portraits. 3rd ed. revised and extended. Chicago: Calumet Book & Engraving Co., 1895. pp. 251-253. Online at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilbiog/jasexton.htm (4 April 2006).