Coin bank

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Title:
Coin bank
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
5 3/8 x 5 x 2 in.
Date End: 
1 893
Description: 
This brown metal coin bank is shaped and embossed to resemble a domed pavillion. It is embossed above the coin slot in the center "Elting & Sons/ Clothiers", and near the bottom "1492 1892 /Administration Bldg. Columbian Exhibition". The coins can be removed through a combination lock hatch in the bottom by lining up the numbers 4 and 2 at the indicator line. The back is embossed "Columbian Magic Savings Bank", and a metal piece inside the coin slot indicated that it once had a spring-loaded a mechanical mechanism for inserting the coin that has broken off.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number: 
2002.1.2448
Date Begin: 
1893
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group