Farmers and Merchants Bank deposit bag

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This vintage bank bag bears an oval hole Talon zipper and the name of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Berlin, Wisconsin. photo farmers.jpg

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1928-1932 Hookless Talon money bag

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This vintage deposit bag was made between 1928 and 1932 for the Elizabethtown Trust Company of Elizabethtown, PA. It is datable by its rare transitional Hookless zipper. These dual-branded zips were produced from ’28 to ’32 during a period where the Hookless Fastener Company of Meadville, PA had changed the name of their product from Hookless to Talon, but kept their company name on the slider. The company would change their name to Talon to match the name of their product in 1937. This is an early example of the transitional slider design, and has the full range of patents on the back, 3-20-17, 10-16-17, 11-25-19, 10-13-25, and 12-22-25.

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Trade Bank and Trust Co. deposit bags

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This vintage bank bag was made by Rifkin with their 1932 patent Arcolock. This is an early variant with a rare no-hole Talon zipper with D stops on the end. Earlier examples are made of canvas, while this one feels like a heavyweight nylon. Talon switched to a solid stop from the D-Stop in the 1950s, and Rifkin switched to a design with a windowed slot later on, so I would put the manufacture of this to the mid 1940s.

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Security Bank Billings Mt. 1950s bank bag

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This vintage bank bag was made in the 1950s for the Security Trust and Savings Bank of Billings, Montana. It is brown canvas with a silkscreen of their fantastic midcentury modern bank building, and closes with a prentice zipper.

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