Saturday, August 2, 2014
DALTON, Pa. (AP) — An old bank vault door could bring a windfall to a northeastern Pennsylvania town.
Dalton officials plan to sell the 8-foot-tall steel door. It's located in the new borough building, a former Pennstar Bank branch donated to the borough last year.
Officials say the antique door likely dates to the early 20th century and could be worth $50,000 to $100,000. The borough recently listed the door on eBay but took it down when several local buyers expressed interest.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton (http://bit.ly/1nWIRVe ) reports the door is nearly a foot thick, with a wheel-shaped handle between two metallic rods.
Councilman Bill Montgomery says the borough has no use for the vault door. Its sale could be a major source of revenue for the borough, whose annual budget is about $825,000.
Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/