Antique tinplate money box in the shape of a fireplace. Rare collectable. c1920

Savings tin - possibly for the gas bill? The fire surround is coloured to look like mahogany, with a marquetry inlaid centre piece. Above the fire is a shelf area, in the centre of which is a slot for coins. 

The hearth has the appearance of green tiles. The gas fire has one remaining ‘knob’ to the front left corner. There looks to have been one in the right hand side too. The ‘pipe’ remains but the little circular knob is missing from the top.

The back of the tin is black, with gold text reading:

PATENT “INJECTOR VENTILATING” “THERMO X” GAS FIRE. 
The only gas fire which will ventilated and heated room like a coal fire. Can be obtained from all gas offices. Manufactured by John Wright and co-Aston Birmingham. Registered design ‘The Aero’. No. 560

In good condition for age. The The sides are nice and straight but the tin as a whole is a little bit twisted. There are some scratches to the top and the gas fire, plus small scratches all over the tin. Please see photos.

Sadly, no key. If I pick one up that fits, I will update the listing.

Dimensions:
Width: 125mm (4 7/8”)
Depth: 45mm (1 3/4”)
Height: 115mm (4 1/2”)
Weight: 120g

RARE 1920s TINPLATE THERMO X MONEY TIN. Fireplace

SKU: MY17225
£145.00Price