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Mechanics and Metals National Bank

The Mechanics and Metals National Bank (MMNB) was a bank in New York City, founded in 1810 as the Mechanics National Bank. In 1910 it merged with National Copper Bank and took the Mechanics and Metals National Bank name. After a number of mergers and acquisitions, in 1926 MMNB consolidated with the Chase National Bank.

Mechanics and Metals National Bank of the City of New York
FateConsolidated with Chase National Bank in 1926
Founded1810 (as Mechanics National Bank)
1910 (as Mechanics and Metals National Bank)
Headquarters
Key people
Gates W. McGarrah
(president)

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HistoryEdit

 
Mechanics and Metals National Bank of the City of New York banking room in 1921, covering an area of approximately 10,500 square feet.[1]

Mechanics National Bank was founded in 1810 in New York City. In 1910 it merged with National Copper Bank (est. 1907 in New York), and took the Mechanics and Metals National Bank name.[citation needed] In 1911, a new and unrelated bank with the name, National Copper Bank, was founded in Salt Lake City.

After approval from the Controller of the Currency the day before, on June 21, 1920, Mechanics and Metals and the Produce Exchange Union were merged. With branches in Manhattan and a main office at 20 Nassau Street, the new consolidated institution was named Mechanics and Metals National Bank. Combined capital, surplus, and profits of the new bank were approximated at $25,000,000, with deposits exceeding $200,000,000.[2] Stockholders elected directors from both former institutions, including John E. Berwind of the Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, William H. Childs of the Barrett Company, Walter C. Hubbard of Hubbard Bros. and Co, Ambrose G. Todd of Reeves and Todd, and Gates W. McGarrah. McGarrah was also named president of the Mechanics and Metals National Bank, after several years as president of the New York Produce Exchange National Bank.[2]

As of March 9, 1921, four national banks in New York City operated branch offices: Catham and Phenix National, the Mechanics and Metals National, the Irving National, and National City Bank.[3]

Between 1922 and 1925, together with several other New York banks, the Mechanics and Metals National Bank held a small ownership position in the Bank of Central and South America.[citation needed]

In 1926 MMNB consolidated with the Chase National Bank.[citation needed]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://archive.org/stream/I.p.FrinkReflectorsDesignerAndManufacturerOfScientificAndArtistic/I.p.FrinkInc.-FrinkLightingServiceForBanksAndInsuranceCompanies#page/n12/mode/1up
  2. ^ a b "Bank Merger is Approved; Mechanics and Metals and Produce Exchange Union Effective Today". The New York Times. New York City. June 21, 1920. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Staff (March 9, 1921). "National City Bank Buys a State Bank". The New York Times. p. 24. Retrieved February 18, 2017.

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