“Bob” the Robot Coin Bank


Bob the Robot is here to help you save for a rainy day! This coin bank was handcrafted by Scott Nelles using the sand-casting technique. The robot’s arms and legs are secured by socket head screws and can be positioned as you like. His back has a slot for your coins and cash. One screw opens him up to unleash your riches.

Scott Nelles (pronounced nell-ess) has worked in cast bronze for over three decades. In his foundry and studio located in northern Michigan, he designs and creates everything from decorative art to toys. Using the timeless methods of sand-casting and hand-finishing, Nelles creates objects of beauty, strength, and whimsy. His work displays a childlike playfulness, elegant design, and superb control of his medium.

Much of the inspiration for his work actually comes from the process in which he makes it. Cast metal toy cars, boats, and airplanes take him back to his childhood in Detroit, where his father, a manufacturer’s representative, would take Scott on factory tours. The dramatic sight and heat of molten metal became a part of his soul, and the excitement of the foundry process has never left him.

  • Artist: Scott Nelles
  • American-Made in Williamsburg, Michigan
  • Sand-casted aluminum and bronze
  • Dimensions: 11.75” H x 7″ W x 2.25″ D


3 in stock

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