1940s Uncle Sam Quarter Register Bank - HTF Single Coin Top Slot
Shop around and you'll find a number of these Uncle Sam register bank in the three-coin style, but I've had little (actually no) luck finding a link to one of these quarter registers in my research.
With a single top slot coin drop, this hard-to-find quarter bank even works! I made the coin-saving mistake of dropping a couple of quarters in to test it before reading the instructions on the back, which lets the user know that the "First quarter deposited locks bank." Oops. I then had to hunt down a few more dollars' worth of quarters in order to retrieve my testing deposit.
The back goes on to say that you need to "Press lever down after depositing each coin. Holds $60. Opens at every $20. To open press door at bottom front when register reads 00.00."
Made by the Durable Toy & Novelty Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio, the back also shows a 2-38 to the left of the small rectangular panel. I don't know if those numbers signify a 1938 production period or something else, but there is a name and the year 1944 scratched into the underside.
The underside also reads Pat. Applied for / Made in U.S.A., with a hole off to one side with the words "Deposit paper money here" around the hole.
Stands 5-3/4 inch high, 4 inch wide, and 5 inch deep.
In working condition, with relatively little wear to the paint / enamel decoration. Please view all photos to make your own assessment as to condition.