Posted 5 years ago
This is a "SAVE IN TIME" bank by "Timesaver" The Milwaukee Timesaver Co. This particular one was made for the Commercial & Savings Bank of Stockton. I believe these advertising pieces were given out when opening a savings account with the bank. The face/door measures approximately 3.5" x 3.5". The box that holds the money measures 2.75" wide, 2.5" high & 2.0" deep with a slot on top with a spring stretched across where the coins or folded paper money is inserted and prohibits unauthorized persons from removing the coins/money by turning it upside down and shaking it out . A small 2-prong key lock is located on the right side.
The pocket watch is inserted in a 4-tab & top bar bracket affixed to the door. The pocket watch is a "dollar watch" made made by the New Haven Clock Co. with the elongated winding stem at the 6:00 position and the time can be set & watch wound without opening the bank and removing the watch. The dial is marked, THE NEW HAVEN CLOCK CO.U.S.A. The movement is marked, the same along with PAT. PEND.
Thanks for looking,