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"Astro Bank" mechanical bank

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Astro Manufacturing, E. Detroit, Michigan

Date

c. 1957

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Astro Bank' mechanical bank, Astro Manufacturing, E. Detroit, Michigan
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Zinc alloy, pigment, plastic
Size: 13 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. (33.34 x 9.84 x 9.84 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States, Michigan, Detroit
Culture: North America, United States, Michigan
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptions; Decalred decal on front, in black: [The Bank with the Gold Dome/ BUFFALO/ SAVINGS BANK]on fins: [ASTRO MFG. USA/ E. DETROIT U.S. PAT. S.N. D45961]; [CAN.PAT./150-21482/ R.D. 1957-A BERZAC CREATION]
Physical Description: silver space ship (a) with red rubbery tip on nose; coin slot in nose cone bottom; spring mechanism to fire coin into slot; red rocket engines in base; one contains key (b)
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.751a,b
Artist: Astro Manufacturing, E. Detroit, Michigan
Role: Manufacturer
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Added to Site: March 1, 2009