|Photo from Ebay Listing.|
I found one in America and yayness upon yayness I managed to grab it... for it's age it was in perfect condition and playing with it takes me right back to my childhood, so of course it's one of my favourite treasures!
Vintage Apple Worm Bank with its original box.
Plastic and metal wind-up Toy made in Hong Kong.
The apple bank measures approx: 4" high x 4" wide.
The box measures approx. 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".
After winding, you place a small coin on top of the little red button and wait...
His little legs ( yep, Mr. Wormy has legs!?) anyhoo, they catch onto the sides of your coin and take it back inside the bank, where it drops down and can be collected another time... or if you're anything like me, you'll take it back out and keep making "Mr. Wormy" eat the same coin over and over!
|Mr. Wormy in motion|
If you turn the apple over, and turn the small circle in the bottom centre you can access all the stored money inside, this is incredibly easy to do as it was designed with small hands in mind.
The only information I can find on The Apple Bank is what is written on the side of the box:
Made in Hong Kong. No. 9041 (c) J.S., N.Y..
However ,while on my quest to find more, I found this cute little video so now you can see for yourself what he looks like in action...
Or you can watch it here if you prefer:
If any of you remember this toy, or have any information on it, please drop me a line in the comments section below, cheers x