This is a wonderful still coin bank commemorating the famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh's history making flight across the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan NYP 'Spirit of St. Louis' on May 20-21, 1927. The first pilot to fly solo and nonstop from New York to Paris. This flight made Lindbergh a household name and propelled him into fame and celebrity. Today more than 85 years after his historic flight, Lindbergh's name still has the power to help sell manufactured goods. The bank is a bust of Lindbergh wearing a flight cap with his goggles around his neck. Text on the base reads "You Can Bank on Lindy".
An ad in Popular Mechanics Magazine, November 1930, page 58 reads - "Outright - "Lindy Bank" with inscription "You Can Bank On Lindy" Government protected. B. Arnold, Oregon, Illinois".
The bank produced in white metal with a copper finish, stands 6" in height with a base 2 7/8" in length and 2 1/2" in width. Marked on the back, near the base, "1929 (copyright mark) 1930 B. Arnold, Oregon, ILL." Original vintage condition; the original base plate containing the coin slot and locking mechanism is missing. Priced accordingly.
Vintage Aviator Charles Lindbergh "You Can Bank On Lindy" Still Coin Bank - Oregon, Illinois - 1929