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"Crane Bank" mechanical bank


Artist Unknown (China)


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Crane Bank' mechanical bank, Artist Unknown (China)
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Plastic, metal
Size: 12 9/16 x 7 7/8 x 4 3/8 in. (31.91 x 20 x 11.11 cm)
Creation Place: China
Culture: China
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptions and Stickerunder base, raised: [Radio Shack (c) / Cat. No. 60-1228 (...)]; on front, raised: [CRANE BANK] on front, on sticker: [INSERT / COIN / 25 c]
Physical Description: amusement bank; insert coin (25 cents) to operate crane claw for a chance to pick up a prize and drop it down a delivery chute; red base and top; clear body with mirror at back; black accents at foot, waist and top; 4 AA batteries required; 2 controllers
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.429a-p
Added to Site: March 1, 2009