This is a coin bank advertising Piscataqua Savings Bank of Portsmouth, New Hampshire from the 1910s. Piscataqua is one of Portsmouth’s early banks and is still in operation, borrowing its name from the river flowing through town. The bank is numbered 7197, and has slots for all United States coins from pennies through half dollars 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.
Approximately 2-5/16” height and 3-3/4” length and 1-13/16” width.
Plated brass and brass with painted details.
THE TRAVELING TELLER BILLS PATENT 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. VAJX97 LDEX2/11
7+ (Very Fine+): The bank shows light abrasions with some small dents along the bottom edge.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.