Can you believe banks in the 1950s used to give away things as cool as this, for free? It's true! The Strato Bank was a promotional item given out to young customers, encouraging them to save their pennies, nickels, and dimes. The 8 1/4 inch long, cast metal mechanical bank originally had labels on the sides identifying its affiliated institution.
After loading a coin on top of the spaceship, a spring loaded mechanism blasts it into the moon with the press of a button. Super, super cool.
The coins go right in front of the little red plane on top of the spaceship, and the button just before the tail fin shoots them away.
I think we'd all like bankers a lot better today if they still gave us things like this.