Give credit where credit is due. Thank you, Fred Schnabolk. Who? Just the inventor and patent holder of this dime bank. A look-up of his patent, 2,463,433 shows that he designed the dime register bank that uses both an amount and day counter. He also created the closing and opening mechanism which is much better than the one used by Mateo De Cesare, designer of the dime register banks of the late 1930s. At some point, he assigned his patent to Kalon Radio Corp. of Brooklyn, New York. The Cowboy bank, manufactured by the Kalon Company is one of our favorites. The image is so reminiscent of another time when kids got to be kids in a make believe world.
Hold on to your bags of dimes, Pardner!
Size: 2 ½ inches x 2 ½ inches x 5/8 inch
Condition: The condition on this bank is excellent. Very little edge-wear. Just some scratches on the back and faint, very hard to see (except in the right light!,) on the front. We doubt that this bank was ever used.
This bank has been tested and it works well. Once Five Dollars has been reached, pressing the back panel will push in the panel. There is a pin that goes through the hole in the front of the bank, allowing the panel to open widely. This only happens once during the saving period.
It would be very difficult to upgrade this bank.