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  • I bought a Hawk --- piggy bank.

    Was shopping at a thrift store for cheap clothes for work , and spotted this sitting on a shelf .
    I know you`ve seen these before - says Banthrico 1974 on bottom .
    Now time to load it up with pocket change .....
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  • #2
    I'v got one of those too. Had it a long time,don't recall where I got it.
    Neil Thornton

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    • #3
      Why is the coin slot on the bottom? Is it meant to be displayed upside down?
      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Scott View Post
        Why is the coin slot on the bottom? Is it meant to be displayed upside down?
        YES !! ................................

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        • #5
          HaHaHa. Reminds me of a turtle.
          "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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          • #6
            Just like my hawk only this one has a slot to put the money in.

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            • #7
              For what it is, they got the proportions and details down pretty good, except for the outsized wire wheels that look to have been sourced from a 1930's sports car model/scale.
              Last edited by Jessie J.; 03-08-2015, 06:50 AM.

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              • #8
                When i first got web tv i started collecting Banthrico banks, I must have about a hundred banks. They were $2 and $3 at the time. (in the mid 90's), I just now went thru 1000 Banthrico banks on e-bay and didn't see One Hawk. the banks are $5 to $50 and more now. I have a 47 coupe and a very early Studebaker. I let my 2 grand sons pick out any one they wanted and 1 was the Hawk.

                Ok i just found a Hawk it was $50.
                Last edited by clonelark; 03-08-2015, 07:05 AM.
                101st Airborne Div. 326 Engineers Ft Campbell Ky.

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                • #9
                  So, how difficult would it be to duplicate these with a 3D printer?
                  John Clary
                  Greer, SC

                  SDC member since 1975

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jclary View Post
                    So, how difficult would it be to duplicate these with a 3D printer?
                    Not difficult as long as you have the necessary input file. Many machines use the STL format, but I am not sure about the latest 3D "printers". There would also be a considerable cost to have someone do a 3D scan of the original object.
                    "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by aarrggh View Post
                      Was shopping at a thrift store for cheap clothes for work , and spotted this sitting on a shelf .
                      I know you`ve seen these before - says Banthrico 1974 on bottom .
                      Now time to load it up with pocket change .....
                      In the early 1970s, there was one of these at an SDC auction. It must have been a prototype. It was before they were generally available. Two or three Studebaker toy collectors "had" to have this (they never saw one before). They bid it way up. I think that the banks became available within a few months after that.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        I've got the same car/bank. I believe I got it years ago in a bank promotion. Its good quality, not a cheap plastic pig like has been offered recently.
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                        • #13
                          The rear wheel-arches... with wider rear wheels it would've made a custom/racer from early 60's!

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                          • #14
                            Alright ,, She`s packed with dimes and ready to stick on the shelf --somewhere.

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                            • #15
                              I have one of those too. I have had it for a long time. Never seem to have money to put in it...... My real Studebakers take it all.
                              1962 Champ

                              51 Commander 4 door

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