Vintage Piscataqua Bank of Portsmouth, New Hampshire Advertising Thermometer in Celluloid
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Vintage Piscataqua Bank of Portsmouth, New Hampshire Advertising Thermometer in Celluloid

Code: adva10002p

$70.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifact of interest here, but please be advised that we are currently out of the office, at the legendary MAX Show (Last one in Pittsburgh!) returning on Monday September 23rd, and we will not be able to ship until then. Feel free to place an order, or email us to place an artifact ON HOLD, but, again, we will not be able to ship until 9/23/19.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a great old advertising thermometer in celluloid for the Piscataqua Savings Bank of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Piscataqua is one of Portsmouth’s early banks and is still in operation, borrowing its name from the river flowing through town. The “new home” pictured on the thermometer is a building on “Exchange Row”, which was purchased by Piscataqua in 1924, and remains the bank’s property even today. This thermometer was made by the Parisian Novelty Company of Chicago, a manufacturer well-known for their celluloid items, and has a nice paper maker’s label on reverse.

VINTAGE: Circa 1924.

SIZE: Approximately 6-1/4” in length and 2” in width.

CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Celluloid, glass, cardboard backing.

ATTACHMENT: U hook.

MARKINGS: Made by Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago Mfrs, Advertising Specialties on tag; Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago Pat. 10-14-1923 along edge.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a bank advertising item collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay SHOP VEJL97 VHEX9/13 SLGJX7/14

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The thermometer has some limited crackling to the celluloid but is otherwise in very good shape.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.