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"Elephant" mechanical bank

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J. Chein & Company

Date

c. 1940s-1950s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Elephant' mechanical bank, J. Chein & Company
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Tin, pigment
Size: 4 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 5 in. (12.54 x 6.35 x 12.7 cm)
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York, New York City
Culture: North America, United States, New York
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription; Stickeron back, in blue: [J. CHEIN/ & CO./ MADE IN U.S.A.]stamped into bottom: [ (copyright symbol) 1974/ Banthrico/ Chicago]in black, on bottom: [ I encircled]in shiny substance, on bottom: [K]stamped into bottom: [BANTHRICO IN paper sticker, on bottom: [Chein Elephant/ 7520]
Physical Description: tin grey elephant sitting on a red, yellow and white striped drum; coin in raised trunk slides into bank
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.847
Artist: J. Chein & Company, New York, 1903-1992
Role: Maker
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Life Dates: New York, 1903-1992
Added to Site: March 1, 2009