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"Happy Days" (music box) mechanical bank




c. 1979

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Cardboard, colored paper, metal
Size: 7 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/16 in. (19.53 x 13.97 x 7.78 cm)
Creation Place: Japan
Culture: Japan
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptions and Stickeron back, in black: [MUSICAL / BANK]; in gold: [HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN / 12/4 / OTAGIRI / MADE IN JAPAN]; in black: [(c) OTAGIRI 1979] on bottom, on sticker: ["Happy Days / Musical Bank" / 8020]
Physical Description: rectangular box on 4 feet; front is window on country scene with man and woman driving down road in car; coin slot in top; plays "Happy Days Are Here Again"
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.647
Artist: Otagiri, Japan
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Japan
Added to Site: March 1, 2009