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Old 11-12-2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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It is a 1941 Ford Advertising piece, but what was it's purpose?
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:57 PM   #2
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Depending on its size it could be a savings bank, given the advertising message.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:09 PM   #3
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It is 3 x 2 1/4 x 5/8 inches. I tried putting a dollar bill in it but it does not seem to work.
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:16 PM   #4
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We had them when we were kids. To get bills in, you roll them up and put them in the round hole, not the slot. When they are full you use the money to by a War Bond (Savings Bond these days).

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Old 11-12-2019, 05:53 PM   #5
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Portable ash tray? Hole for ashes, other place to strike a match?
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Old 11-12-2019, 06:27 PM   #6
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Really like that item. Although I was born and raised here in Wisconsin I'd never heard of Cuba City till my move to Madison. The southwest corner of Wisconsin has many small towns like Cuba City population 2,086 and of course the high school teams are the Cubans. Originally the town was apparently going to be named named Yuba City but that was already taken so the present name. Hope your posting in Arizona now cause the weather here sucks.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:24 PM   #7
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Sure looks like a container used for the disposal of used double edge razor blades with a hole for storage of the handle.
Probably came as part of a travel shave kit.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:17 PM   #8
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C'mon guys! "DavidG" was right. It's a bank! The serrations on the slot are there to make it difficult to remove the coins once they are inside. As I said, you roll up the bills and put them in the hole. Read and comprehend the back of it and it will become obvious.
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Old 11-12-2019, 08:35 PM   #9
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It is a 1941 Ford Advertising piece, but what was it's purpose?
To prove or dis-prove the theory that the slot is for coins, see if all denominations of coins fit in the slot.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:10 PM   #10
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C'mon guys! "DavidG" was right. It's a bank! The serrations on the slot are there to make it difficult to remove the coins once they are inside. As I said, you roll up the bills and put them in the hole. Read and comprehend the back of it and it will become obvious.
It is kinda funny, it says right on the can what it is and yet there is a debate.
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:45 PM   #11
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It is kinda funny, it says right on the can what it is and yet there is a debate.
Kinda like the world today!
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:23 PM   #12
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C'mon guys! "DavidG" was right. It's a bank! The serrations on the slot are there to make it difficult to remove the coins once they are inside. As I said, you roll up the bills and put them in the hole. Read and comprehend the back of it and it will become obvious.
I believe ya. It's obvious you're correct. I like that item too, by the way.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:08 PM   #13
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I find this interesting as the USA did not enter the war until Dec. 8th 1941. I would think that the 1942 Fords would have been available by then. We must have anticipated the war if Defense Bonds were already being sold. Maybe an historian could comment on this.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:36 PM   #14
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The build up of the armed forces was well under way and enormous amounts of armaments and other essential goods were being sent to England under the Lend/Lease program.
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