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Boys Stealing Watermelons Mechanical Coin Bank

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Identifier: 1981-041-0002

Title: Boys Stealing Watermelons Mechanical Coin Bank

Description: Cast iron mechanical bank. Depicts two African American boys stealing watermelons from a field guarded by a dog in a doghouse. To make a deposit, a coin is placed in the slot on top of the dog house. Pushing a lever moves the dog out of the house allowing the coin to fall. The action also animates the boys' arms. Manufactured by the Kyser and Rex Company from 1885 to 1895.

Rights: UND


Dates: between 1885 - 1895

Type(s): Bank, Mechanical

Maker/Creator: Kyser and Rex Company

Subjects: African Americans
Coin banks


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