This wonderful chrome barrel (bank's) bank was issued by the Illinois National Bank & Trust Co., Rockford, Illinois.
Many banks issued these barrel banks as a form of advertising as well as a promotional tool to encourage individual saving. This bank measures 1 3/4" across and 2 3/4" in height. The end with the coin slot is painted red and has the wording 'Illinois National Bank & Trust Co. - Rockford Illinois - Member Federal Reserve System. The end with the keyed lock is painted green and has the wording "Save Your Coins and have Barrels of Money - Patented - Bankers Thrift Corporation - Chicago". The bank is in very good condition with bright chrome and paint. No dents to damage to the metal. The key to unlock the lid is missing. Great barrel bank for bank collector or Rockford, Illinois memorabilia.