This is a coin bank advertising Portsmouth Trust & Guarantee Company of Portsmouth, New Hampshire from the 1910s. The company was started by local brewer, politician and all-around icon Frank Jones. The bank is numbered 671, and has slots for all United States coins from pennies through quarters and a hole in its base for paper money, as well as peek holes under each slot to see how much wealth has been accumulated. A logo with the wise mantra SAVE EARN HAVE is engraved on the side. It sounds like there are also a few coins inside!
Approximately 2-1/16” height and 3-5/16” length and 1-5/8” width.
Plated brass with painted details.
ORIGINAL COMPARTMENT RECORDING SAFE PATENTS THE HOME TELLER BILLS PATENTED: APRIL 25-1904 JULY 4-1905 APRIL 25-1911 PATENTED: SEPT. 9-1913 SEPT. 23-1913 OTHER PATENTS PENDING THE AUTOMATIC RECORDING SAFE CO. CHICAGO U.S.A.
This is from a Portsmouth, New Hampshire collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJX95 LDEX2/11
7+ (Very Fine+): The bank shows some signs of light to medium wear.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.