This vintage savings bank was probably a giveaway from the First State Bank of Salina, Utah. It is obviously a rendition of the beautiful, iconic symbol of America, the Liberty Bell. Across the top of the front it reads; Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land - Unto All the Inhabitants Therefore Of. Lev.XXV10. Below that there is a small, attached plaque with the bank name. It is made of a cast white metal with a bronze paint and an actual piece of wood across the top. On the bottom it reads; Liberty Bell - Trade Mark Registered - U.S. Patent Office - Pat. Feb. 18 1919 - Other Patents Pendg. - The Bankers Savings & Credit System Co. Cleveland O. U.S.A.. There is a large coin slot and there is a key slot but this does not come with a key. There are stories that it was intended that the saver bring the bell into the branch bank to have it opened and then have the savings added to an account. Whether there is truth to this or not, I don't know, but this bank does not come with a key.
The bell measures about 3 ¾" in diameter at the bottom and overall almost 4" high. It is in nice condition with light wear to the paint and finish. There is also paint wear around the lock mechanism. As previously stated, it is locked and I do not have a key for it.
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