Antiques VIII; MECHANICAL BANKS
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- Antiques VIII
- MECHANICAL BANKS
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- Series Description
Produced by New Hampshire Network out of WENH-TV in Durham, New Hampshire for distribution on the Eastern Educational Network (EEN). Series VIII was broadcast in 1973.
Antiques with host George Michael returns in full color with a new set, but with the same familiar attention to detail and precision in showing and giving the history of the pieces and collections featured. The new set features a period room that viewers will become familiar with over the 26 episode series.
George Michael was an antique dealer, collector, auctioneer, lecturer and author. His books include: “Antiquing With George Michael,” “The Treasury of New England Antiques,” and “Treasury of Federal Antiques.” Series release date: 1973
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Mr. Hubert Whiting of Wakefield, Massachusetts, bring to Antiques a wide collection of mechanical banks, all gaily colored and in working condition. Among the banks demonstrated on this program are a “kicking Cow,” a boy scout camp ban, a merry-go-round, a “Boston Buggy” that upset itself when the mule is scared, a “Calamity” bank, featuring three football players, and an Uncle Sam bank, featuring the famous Uncle Sam figure dropping the money into a carpet bag. One very rare bank in Mr. Whiting’s collection is a “Cat and Mouse” bank, designed on the idea of the Great Wall of China. The bank is of particular interest because it is made of lead rather than cast iron, and has a wooden base.
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- Antiques and Collectibles
- New Hampshire Network (Series Producer)
- Hotaling, Al (Series Producer)
- Michael, George (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “Antiques VIII; MECHANICAL BANKS,” 08/09/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 24, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AA369977DDFA4275AF8BE6DC58ED7D21.
- MLA: “Antiques VIII; MECHANICAL BANKS.” 08/09/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 24, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AA369977DDFA4275AF8BE6DC58ED7D21>.
- APA: Antiques VIII; MECHANICAL BANKS. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AA369977DDFA4275AF8BE6DC58ED7D21