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Promotional Advertising Steel Bank"Farmers & Merchants Bank, Jefferson, Wisconsin"Circa 1920

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Good Morning CW Members--- 1:00 AM)2016-10-10
    This is another advertising steel bank from my collection, this one promoted the"Farmers And Merchants Bank, Jefferson, Wisconsin"
    I did't post many yet of this model, nickel chrome plated, smaller then the 1895 and 1901 model, still manufactured by w.f.burns company, Chicago, Illinois.
    This little bank stand , 3 inch tall, 4 inch wide, 1.75 inch thick, small little handle at the top, hole for bill, slot for coin on the right side.

    Many Thanks Everyone for Viewing.

    --------------------Farmers and Merchants Bank Robbery-----------------------
    -------------------------------Date in History: 1929---------------------------------
    At noontime on Nov. 7th, 1929, a white Cadillac pulled up in front of the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Jefferson. Three men with machine guns boldly ran into the bank without disguise, ordered everyone on the floor and robbed the bank in broad daylight.
    Though an alarm sounded when the vault was opened, no help arrived. It appears that the bank had recently been warned that its alarms were faulty. So when the police chief, who was just across the street, heard the alarm going off, he decided it was just another test that the bank was running.
    The well-armed bandits made off with over $300,000 in cash and securities, making it, at the time, the biggest bank robbery in Wisconsin. A month later, police on another case raided a house in St. Joseph’s, Michigan and found the Jefferson securities but, alas, not the cash.
    This historic document aired on the radio as an Historic Minute on 01/31/2005.


    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 3 years ago
      What a beauty!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 years ago
      That is definitely a beauty! Nice one Alan!
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Scott, many thanks to both of you for the kind comment and the love, yes nickel chrome plated always very attractive model, they stand up beautifully beside the others model.
      Thank you for stopping by, always a pleasure to hear from you trusted friends.

    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      TassieDevil, many thanks to all of you for the love, much appreciated that you take some time to stop by, also thank you for your constant support.

    5. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Great photos Alan, they show off this bank so well.
    6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 3 years ago
      Karen, not easy those chrome one, certain angle and many shot to get the right one.
      Many thanks for your comment and the love, always love to get your opinion, and thank you for taking some of your time to stop by often.

    7. 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, your support is enormous and well appreciated.


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