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"Rocket Bank" mechanical bank


Duro Mold and Manufacturing Inc.


c. 1950s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Rocket Bank' mechanical bank, Duro Mold and Manufacturing Inc.
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Zinc alloy, pigment
Size: 2 1/4 x 8 1/16 x 1 3/4 in. (5.72 x 20.48 x 4.45 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States, Michigan, Detroit
Culture: North America, United States, Michigan
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription; Decaldecals on each side: [THE/ FIRST NATIONAL BANK/ OF NEW YORK, PA]on box, PL side: [ROCKET BANK]; on front both sides: [MERCURY]; on rear fin, PR: [PAT. PENDING]; inside base, one side: [MADE BY DURO]; other side: [DETROIT, U.S.A.]
Physical Description: silver colored horizontal rocket shaped bank; red nose tip; red hat on figure at rear; red spots on engine at rear; coin slot on top; spring mechanism to fire coin into bank
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.750
Artist: Duro Mold and Manufacturing Inc., Detroit
Role: Maker
Life Dates: Detroit
Added to Site: March 1, 2009