Steve Butler — April 1, 2014 at 12:01 am

Focal Point: Manhattan Bank Building Bank, TPS (Japan), circa 1960

Manhattan Bank Building Bank
Manhattan Bank
Building Bank
BY STEVE BUTLER

This 19-inch bank is made of creamed colored hard plastic. Grasping the front corners of the building is a large black and white ape, possibly a King Kong impostor. He is able to carry one coin (penny, nickle or dime) that is slid into the back of his head. When wound, the ape scales the building and drops the coin from his mouth into the slot on an upper floor. He then continues his climb a few more floors, then skitters back down the front of the building.

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