|Title||Mechanical coin bank from Haven Savings and Loan Association, 41 Newark Street, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1945-1955.|
|Object Name||Bank, Mechanical|
|Collection||Hoboken Commerce Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Jack O'Brien.|
Mechanical coin bank from Haven Savings and Loan Association, 41 Newark Street, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1945-1955. Pressed metal and other parts; green painted body with gold lettering. 4-1/8" diameter x 1-5/8" high. Painted lettering is worn; locked bottom door is forced with damage to door (bent) and locking mechanism. No key present. Coin insertion mechanism and lever still work. See 2008.058.0001 for another of the same with green paint.
Bank accepts nickels and dimes and registers total to date in windows for dollars and cents in five cent increments.
Model: Add 2 Bank. Manufactured by Steel Products Corp. of California, San Francisco. Patented March 31, 1942. Patent number 2278008.
Although patented in 1942, it is unlikely with wartime restrictions on use of steel and other metals that this item was produced before the end of the war in 1945.
|Year Range from||1945.0|
|Year Range to||1955.0|
Haven Savings Bank
Haven Building & Loan Association
41 Newark St.
Banking & Financial Structures
Business & Commerce