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"Kiltie Bank" mechanical bank


John Harper & Company, Ltd.


c. 1931

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (16.83 x 13.97 x 12.07 cm)
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription; Lender's Stickeron back, in raised letters: ["KILTIE BANK]stamped into back: [RD( D is small and on upper corner of R) No 766566] paper sticker, on bottom: [#146.9/ "Kiltie Bank"/ 73950]
Physical Description: metal bank in the form of a man wearing red, black and white Scottish costume; he has a black mustache and blue eyes; a coin is put into his hand, when a lever in back is pressed down the coin is put into the slot in the scarf he has over his PL shoulder
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.879
Artist: John Harper & Company, Ltd., Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1980s
Role: Manufacturer
Nationality: English
Life Dates: Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1980s
Added to Site: March 1, 2009