Saturday, April 5, 2014

Giant Wooden Nickel, San Antonio, TX

Giant Wooden Nickel,
San Antonio, TX

Established by Louis “Berkie” Berkowitz, originally called the Elbee Company, which specialized as a novelty company and magic shop when first opened it would later become a wooden nickel company selling and a major distributor of the famous Buffalo Nickel. The company would go on to create personalized wooden nickels, producing over a million nickels each year. The Company became the Old Time Wooden Nickel Company in 1995 when purchased by Mr. Herb Hornung, who moved the company to its current location near the Fort Sam Houston Army Post.

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