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"Volunteer Bank" mechanical bank


John Harper & Company, Ltd.


c. 1880s-1890s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Volunteer Bank' mechanical bank, John Harper & Company, Ltd.
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, brass, pigment
Size: 6 1/2 x 10 x 2 11/16 in. (16.51 x 25.4 x 6.83 cm)
Style: 19th-20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron raised area on upper side of platform, engraved: [VOLUNTEER / BANK] on bottom, on sticker: [#285-11 / "Volunteer Bank" / 72320 450 / 4415]
Physical Description: man in dark blue shirt, grey pants, orange cape, dark blue hat with yellow trim holds gun in hands aimed at broken tree trunk with yellow flat top; rectangular green platform at base
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.76
Artist: John Harper & Company, Ltd., Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1980s
Role: Manufacturer
Nationality: English
Life Dates: Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1980s
Added to Site: March 1, 2009