Moon Rocket "Strato Bank" by Duro Mold Mfg. Inc.
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is a wonderful and whimsical mechanical bank from the late 1940's to the 1950's. This is the Duro Mold and Mfg., Inc. of Detroit, Michigan, USA, "Strato Bank" Moon Rocket. This marvelous bank was used as a "freebie" give-away for depositors as a promotional tool. Hey! It did not burn your toast and encouraged younger future tycoons to save those hard earned pennies from turning in their pop bottles. What better way to do it than a Rocket Ship bank that launches the precious cargo to the moon for safe keeping. This bank is fully functional and shoots the coin at the moon via the red airplane on top of the rocket. Sadly, the trap door key has been lost to time but one can be found at your local Locksmith as it is a simple skeleton key.This particular bank comes to you from the Local Federal Savings and Loan Association of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Association's sticker is still visible on both sides of the bank though it is weatd and shows signs that someone enjoyed this bank and it's treasures within. The bank itself measures appx. 8 inches in length, 2 3/4 inches across at the widest part of the moon globe and stands about 3 3/4 inches tall. It weighs pound 1 pound 2 oz. un-boxed for shipping. Whatever you do ...don't pass this wonderful mechanical bank up as they are few and far between. Own a piece of a simpler ... read more