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"Darktown Battery" or "Baseball Bank" mechanical bank


James H. Bowen ; J. & E. Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut, 1843-1950s


c. 1888

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 7 1/2 x 10 7/8 x 2 11/16 in. (19.05 x 27.62 x 6.83 cm)
Creation Place: United States
Culture: United States
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Sticker on bottom, on sticker: [#68.13 / "Dark Town Battery / 71170 2 (in circle) 375 / #56m / 4345]
Physical Description: Pitcher, hitter, catcher on baseball field; field elevated on grid-like pedestal; baseballs and bats part of grid design on front and back; "Darktown Battery" on front
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.3
Artist: James Bowen, American, active c. 1877-1906
Role: Designer
Life Dates: American, active c. 1877-1906

Artist: J. & E. Stevens Company
Role: Manufacturer
Added to Site: February 28, 2009