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"Strato Bank" mechanical bank


Duro Mold and Manufacturing Inc.


c. 1950s-1960s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Strato Bank' mechanical bank, Duro Mold and Manufacturing Inc.
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Zinc alloy, pigment
Size: 3 3/8 x 8 5/16 x 2 13/16 in. (8.57 x 21.11 x 7.14 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States, Michigan, Detroit
Culture: North America, United States, Michigan
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription; Decaldecal in black: ["Watch Your Savings Soar"/ FIRST NATIONAL BANK/ OF ARIZONA/ Member F.D.I.C.]on space ship: [XU232]; on base: [STRATO BANK]; inside rim of base: [U.S. PAT D 171-243 CANADIAN PAT. DURO MOLD AND MFG. INC. DETROIT MI
Physical Description: silver oval base with 'rocket ship' and 'globe'; spring mechanism on ship fires coin into globe; red pigment on firing mechanism, side of ship and nob in front top fin; stopper in bottom slides; see also L2003.147.753
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.752
Artist: Duro Mold and Manufacturing Inc., Detroit
Role: Maker
Life Dates: Detroit
Added to Site: March 1, 2009