2-Inch Tin Bank Advertising Globe
Cribben & Sexton Company, Chicago: c. 1890s
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Cribben & Sexton Company
Universal Stoves and Ranges 2-Inch Tin Bank Advertising Globe
Chicago: c. 1890s
3.75 inches tall
$750

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.

Reference:

“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).