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"Organ Bank, Cat and Dog" mechanical bank


Kyser & Rex Company


c. 1882

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Organ Bank, Cat and Dog' 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 back side below lattice work engraved: [PAT JUNE 18 1887] on bottom, on sticker 1: [#191-16 2 (in circle) / "Organ Bank (Cat and Dog) / 68120 200 / #177M 4225]; Sticker 2: [D.89 / 319 / FAO SCHWARZ]
Physical Description: monkey in blue shirt and yellow pants with left leg crossed over right leg sits on raised red seat on top base of rectangular box; dancing dog and cat to his respective proper right and left sides; lattice work on all 3 sides; "ORGAN BANK" on front side w
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.37
Artist: Kyser & Rex Company, Philadelphia, c. 1879-1898
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Philadelphia, c. 1879-1898
Added to Site: March 1, 2009