1920's celluloid pocket bank advertising W.C. Smith, a Silversmith/Jeweler in Haverhill, Mass. The front of the bank encourages potential customers to save their nickels, dimes, and quarters in order to purchase a substantial piece of jewelry. The back provides an advertisement for customers to join their early Christmas shopping club . This bank was manufactured by the Stronghart Company of Chicago and is patented but no date is given. The coin slot and the key lift are in good condition. The celluloid is clean, bright, and has no chips or foxing. The surface of the celluloid has minimal scratches due to normal usage. The bank is oval and measures 3 3/16" by 2 1/16" inches with a width that measures 7/16".
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