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CELLAR FULL OF GOLD (Mar, 1957)

You know what happens when you let information like this out? Die Hard 3. That’s what happens.

CELLAR FULL OF GOLD

Only Fort Knox has more bullion than the vault under 33 Liberty Street.
THE TALE of the yardbird who kept moving a pile of bricks back and forth endlessly is acted out with international significance in the solid rock cellar of the Second District Federal Reserve Bank in New York, where six and a half tons of gold worth $8,000,000,000 are kept to back up currencies of 60 foreign countries and the International Bank. In this man-made mine, stackers have to move the stuff brick by brick from one triple-locked cell to another as one nation’s balance drops, another’s goes up. •

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Shilling to Earn All World’s Gold (Feb, 1932)

This reminded me of (what I thought) was an episode of Duck Tales where Scrooge McDuck decides to make a ton

Shilling to Earn All World’s Gold

WHEN Dr. Leopold Bauer, noted Vienna architect, recently deposited a shilling in the Bank of England, to be compounded quarterly and paid to his descendants in 1500 years, we wonder if he realized that he was attempting to corner the world’s wealth.

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MONEY VAULT LIKE FORTRESS IS SURROUNDED BY MOAT / TOURIST CAMP IN TREE TRUNK (May, 1924)

MONEY VAULT LIKE FORTRESS IS SURROUNDED BY MOAT

Surrounded by a deep moat and covered with a bomb-proof roof, a safety deposit vault, constructed on the lines of a medieval fortress and considered impregnable to raids from land or air, has been built for tlie Bank of France. Heavy steel girders, and concrete several feet in thickness, form the top, which is impervious to explosives that might be dropped from aircraft.

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Day or Night Deposit by Chute (Aug, 1929)

Day or Night Deposit by Chute

RECEIVING bank deposits and carrying them through a steel chute to the vaults, a day and night depository service has been inaugurated by a bank in Oakland, California. Built into the masonry, the chute is wired with burglar alarms and is safe from possible theft. Women may safely deposit jewelry in the evening.

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