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Coin bank

Coin bank
Title
Coin bank
Date 
1893
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
5 3/8 x 5 x 2 in.
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group