Bank, Mechanical, Unisphere

Bank, Mechanical, Unisphere

     

This mechanical bank, made by R.M.S. Sales Corp. especially for the 1964 New York World's Fair, was a modification of two different space-themed mechanical banks, the Strato and the Destination Moon, both originally designed and manufactured by Duro Mold & Manufacturing. Atop the rocket, rather than a Moon globe, sat a version of the Unisphere, the iconic 12-story globe created on the Fair grounds in Queens, New York. A coin could be launched into a slot in the Unisphere by a spring-loaded mechanism on the side of the rocket.

Raymond Reines donated the bank to the Museum in 2011.

Gift of Raymond R. Reines. Dedicated to the Berzac Family, in honor of Team NASA.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
R.M.S. Sales Corp.

Date
1961

Type
MEMORABILIA

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Overall: 27.94 x 10.8 x 10.8cm (11in. x 4 1/4in. x 4 1/4in.)

This mechanical bank, made by R.M.S. Sales Corp. especially for the 1964 New York World's Fair, was a modification of two different space-themed mechanical banks, the Strato and the Destination Moon, both originally designed and manufactured by Duro Mold & Manufacturing. Atop the rocket, rather than a Moon globe, sat a version of the Unisphere, the iconic 12-story globe created on the Fair grounds in Queens, New York. A coin could be launched into a slot in the Unisphere by a spring-loaded mechanism on the side of the rocket.

Raymond Reines donated the bank to the Museum in 2011.

Gift of Raymond R. Reines. Dedicated to the Berzac Family, in honor of Team NASA.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
R.M.S. Sales Corp.

Date
1961

Type
MEMORABILIA

Materials
Metal
Dimensions
Overall: 27.94 x 10.8 x 10.8cm (11in. x 4 1/4in. x 4 1/4in.)

ID: A20110032000