Franklin National Bank Advertising Thermometer - Sterling Silver Made by Tiffany & Co.
1950's - 1960's Advertising thermometer was made as an executive gift from the Franklin National Bank of Long Island, New York. Franklin National was once the 20th largest bank in the U.S. When it collapsed in 1974 due to fraud and mismanagement by Mafia connected officers, it was at the time, the largest bank failure in the U.S.
Sphere shaped thermometer has a Honeywell works that remains very accurate. A plastic dome covers the face of the thermometer and the sterling silver center piece marked "Franklin National Bank".
The back and pedestal base are solid sterling silver and the base is marked "Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling".
Excellent condition, no chips, nicks, scratches or dents. The plastic cover has developed a slight haze from age but the thermometer is perfectly clear and readable.
Measures 2-1/2" tall x 2" wide.
A Very Rare Tiffany & Co produced advertising piece.