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"Old Tip" mechanical bank


Artist Unknown (England)


c. 1900

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Old Tip' mechanical bank, Artist Unknown (England)
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Tin, pigment
Size: 5 9/16 x 8 1/16 x 2 13/16 in. (14.13 x 20.48 x 7.14 cm)
Creation Place: England
Culture: England
Style: 19th-20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron each long side, in black: [Place a coin on Old Tip's hat, / He will show you what to do, / He puts it in on either side, / And saves your money too.] on bottom, on sticker: ["OLD TIP" / 78150 O.C. Tin / English 1900?]
Physical Description: rectangular shape with wedge cutout at top center; head of mustached man wearing hat in wedge; poem on front and back; pennies on short sides; orange-yellow body
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.295a,b
Added to Site: March 1, 2009