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Promotional Advertising Steel Bank"The Commercial Trust Company of New Britain,Connecticut, Circa 1925

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Good Evening CW Members----11:00 PM)2016-6-22
    I want to show you another shape of promotional advertising steel bank made by W.F.Burns, Chicago&New-York.
    This particular shape(small oval) come in 3 different decor, Chrome, Copper & Swirl(dark background).This post is for the chrome decor, promoted by "The Commercial Trust Company,New Britain, Connecticut" Serial on the handle #5053, mark on the base "Manufactured for The Burns Co 56 west 38th Street, New-York,USA, Pat.Apl'd For.

    This little Steel Bank stand 2.50 inch tall, 3.75 inch long, 2 inch deep.

    Thanks for Viewing.
    ------------------------------------Brief History--------------------------------------

    The New Britain National Bank building is on on West Main Street, next to the buildings which now serve as New Britain’s City Hall. It was built for the Commercial Trust Company in 1927, which failed during the Great Depression and was bought out by the New Britain National Bank in the 1930s. The building, which is also known as the Anvil Bank for the anvil motif which recurs frequently in its intricate brickwork, was designed in the Romanesque Revival style, with some Gothic elements as well. The bronze doors feature designs of beehives and Mercury and Buffalo coins. The building’s interior is also impressive: the lobby makes use of marble and bronze and has a 30-foot ceiling. The structure has been mostly vacant since 1996 and has suffered from deferred maintenance. After several years of planning to restore and adapt the bank building to new uses, work began a few years ago to covert it for stores and residential units, although progress was later halted by the economic downturn.

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    1. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
      Very interesting collection!
    2. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Thanks pops52, we all have our addiction don't we, that's my first love(35 years ago), I NEVER GONE TO GET RID OF THEM,,,,My Bank Collection it's like your Pocket watch collection, we love it, we stick to it, until humm, well whatever.
      Many thanks for the comment and the love, much appreciated that you take some of your time to stop by.
      BTW, Welcome back on CW

    3. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
      Thank you Alan!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      Wonderful bank Alan!
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Pops52, you very welcome anytime.
      Scott, always a big pleasures see you enjoyed those beauty from the past.
      Many thanks to both of you for the kind comments and the love.

    6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      fortapache, many thanks to all of you for the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by.


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