1920's celluloid pocket bank advertising Salem Five Cents Savings Bank. The front displays a picture of the bank, and the back provides an advertisement encouraging people to save their dimes. The bank's address is also listed on the back. On the underside of the celluloid curl on the top is the maker's name, Parisian Nov. Co. of Chicago, with a patent date of 1924. On the celluloid curl on the bottom is the maker's name with a patent date of 4/16/1924. The coin slot and the key lock are in perfect shape. The bank measures 1 7/8 inches in diameter and just under a 1/2 inch in width. The celluloid is clean, bright, and had has no chips or foxing. There are some surface scratches on the celluloid from usage over the years. Please refer to the pictures.
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