This die cast coin bank is a replica of Texaco's "Wings of Texaco" and is the 1932 Northrop Gamma". It is the second in the series of these collectible model banks. This coin bank comes in its original box and has not been out of the box since it was originally purchased. The plane has a wing span of approximately 13 1/4 inches, stands 2 1/4 inches tall and is 8 inches long. It has the TEXACO logo on one wing and red decals on the other wing as well as a "SKY CHIEF" logo at the cockpit. The propeller and passenger compartment are made of black plastic.
The side of the box reads:
Authentically scaled replica Northrop Gamma Airplane
Die-Cast metal locking coin bank
Highly detailed with landing gear and rotating propeller
The original Gamma plane was created for Frank Hawks, the head of the aviation department of Texaco. The plane was delivered to Texaco in December of 1932. It was equipped with a Wright 14 cylinder engine of 785 horsepower. Its top speed was approximately 223 miles per hour and because of the efficient wing and flap design, it could land at a mere 65 mile per hour.
This silver metal plane has a slit on the top for putting coins in. It was made by ERTL and copyrighted in 1994. This is an officially licensed product from Texaco and an advertising and collectible model airplane.
The box contains the plane as well as a sheet giving details about the bank plane as well as advertising future model airplane banks that were to be produced in the future. The airplane is in excellent unused condition. It comes in the original packaging. The brown box has a paste-down illustration on the front and is in good vintage condition. There are a few creases of the cardboard and lifting and scuffing on the paste-down illustration. The bottom of the box has slight waving and may have gotten damp at one time in the past. This does not affect the plan in any way. The box measures approximately 14 inches by 9 1/4 inches by 3 3/4 inches and weighs 2 pounds 12 ounces. It will be shipped USPS Ground unless otherwise requested.
A great Father's day gift or an addition to any car advertising collection.
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