Saturday, March 02, 2013

Hand-cranked mechanical bank featuring a snail that grabs the coin

Check out this lovely mechanical wooden coin bank by artist Christopher Blasius. When you turn the handle a snail emerges to grab the coin and pull it into its shell. The reverse side is covered in Plexiglass so the mechanism can be seen. Love those gears! Plans are available and the latter portion of this video shows you just what you'd be getting into if you decide to make one for yourself.

Image of snail coin bank

Here is where you can buy the plans for the mechanical snail coin bank.

[ Via the Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik blog ]

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Anonymous Falk Keuten said...

Hi Dug, maybe you can mention yet the name of the young artist, it' s Christopher Blasius !

March 2, 2013 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...

Done! Good idea, Falk. Thank you!

March 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM  

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