For your consideration is a vintage 1950's-60's bank in the shape of a light tan barrel with blue raised rings around it. It has a blue tin lid with a clown head with a opening in his mouth where the coins go in. The lid lifts off the bank to allow the coins to be removed. The bank is made of old light egg crate material (not styrofoam). It is marked on the front of the bank: James Bank; on the bottom it is marked: U.S. Pat. No. 122336. It is also marked & encircles the inside trim of the tin lid: The Configuration Of This Package Is Registered As A Trademark In The U.S. Patent Office By James Candy Company. Registration No's: 622793, 752689 And 779,130. Also, printed on the lid: James, Salt Water Taffy, Salt Water Taffy. I am not certain, but this bank & others like it may have contained salt water taffy at one time. It is approximately: 7"T X 5"Rd (widest area).
Except for two tiny pin holes on the upper one side, this bank is in very good, vintage, displayable & usable condition. I do not think it was ever used!
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