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"Apple and Worm" mechanical bank




c. 1976

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Plastic, tin
Size: 5 x 5 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. (12.7 x 13.02 x 12.07 cm)
Creation Place: Japan
Culture: Japan
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron bottom, around stopper, raised: [MADE IN JAPAN YONE (in diamond) NO 2185 PAT. NO 989224] on L side, on sticker, gold with red text: [APPLE BANK (in double apple outline)]
Physical Description: red apple with green stem; front top 1/4 cut out to form yellow face and coin shelf; coin shelf has red button--when pushed face lifts and fanged worm comes out and takes coin; metal winding key at right side; b: red stopper
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.552a,b
Artist: Yone, Japan
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Japan
Added to Site: March 1, 2009