This Strato model metal bank manufactured by Duro Pattern & Mold Co. of Highland Park, Michigan comes from a design that was patented in 1953.
The space-themed design of the bank included a mechanism that allowed the owner to shoot coins from the rocket into a slot in the Moon on the bank.
The coins could be retrieved through a hatch on the underside of the bank.
Created to be distributed as a premium by local commercial banks, the Strato included an adhesive sticker that advertised the gifting institution, in this case the Third National Bank of Nashville.
Key not included.
8"l x 3 1/2"h x 3"w.
Due to the limited nature and age of vintage accessories, this item is non-returnable.