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BANK DESK CLOCK   CIRCA  1925

( COIN BANK )

Metal case, available in assorted finishes. 2-inch white paper dial. Height, 3 7/8 inches. Width, 3 7/8 inches. Fitted with a LUX 30-hour guaranteed non-over wind movement. At the top of the case are two slots, one for dimes and the other for nickels and quarters. On the left side of the case is a round hole for paper money. A lever on the back is used to drop the coins into the bank. The mechanism is rather ingenious because you can't wind the clock unless you insert a coin. When you insert a coin and push the lever, the coin drops into an intermediate position that releases a cog, permitting you to wind the clock. Otherwise the winding key is locked. A second push of the lever drops the coin into the reservoir at bottom. This is one of those banks that the savings institutions gave out, and you had to go to the bank to get it opened. The locking door on back of case takes a specialty key. The idea was not to give the customer a key, so that they had to come to the bank and deposit what they had saved. For a fee, a local company could have their logo on the bottom of the bank clock.


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