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"Organ Bank, Boy and Girl" mechanical bank


Kyser & Rex Company


c. 1882

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Organ Bank, Boy and Girl' mechanical bank, Kyser & Rex Company
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 7 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 4 in. (18.42 x 13.65 x 10.16 cm)
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron bottom near proper right edge in relief: [119]on back side below lattice work engraved: [PAT JUNE 18 1882]; on bottom, on sticker: [#192.15 / x "Organ Bank (Boy & Girl) / 74187 B 4270 / #178M]
Physical Description: monkey in blue shirt and yellow pants with left leg crossed over right leg sits on raised red seat on top of rectangular box; dancing girl to his proper left side and dancing boy to his proper right side; "ORGAN BANK" below top front edge; design of organ
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.36
Artist: Kyser & Rex Company, Philadelphia, c. 1879-1898
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Philadelphia, c. 1879-1898
Added to Site: March 1, 2009