Mark Setteducati - New York NY
A savings box housing comprises a front panel with a transparent window and an opaque rear panel and light-opaque side panels extending from the front to the rear panels. The front and rear panels are disposed symmetrically with respect to a partition located in a plane extending across a central location of the housing interior to divide the housing interior into a front compartment on the window side and a rear compartment on the rear-panel side. A mirror extends over substantially the entire surface of a front side of the partition facing the window. A slide assembly consisting of two slides mounted in slots formed in the housing wall on respective opposite sides of the partition for receipt in the front and rear spaces, respectively, is provided in the housing for sliding movement between a first, coin receiving position, in which the slide assembly is withdrawn from the housing enabling a coin to be set on the slide assembly and, a second, coin depositing position in which the slides are received in the front and rear compartments, respectively, with the coin deposited by the rear slide in the rear compartment concealed during deposit behind the mirror surface and partition so that it cannot be seen through the window, providing the illusion that the coin has gone somewhere outside the housing or that the coin is simply missing.