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Uncle Tom Mechanical Coin Bank (Star and Lapels)

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Identifier: 1981-041-0021

Title: Uncle Tom Mechanical Coin Bank (Star and Lapels)

Description: Cast iron mechanical bank in the shape of a bust of an African American. To deposit coin, a button on the back is pressed to extend the tongue; a coin is placed on the tongue and the button released to retract the tongue and deposit the coin. Manufactured by the Kyser and Rex Company circa 1882.

Rights: UND


Dates: circa 1882

Type(s): Bank, Mechanical

Maker/Creator: Alfred C. Rex (Designer), Louis Kyser (Designer), Kyser and Rex Company (Maker),

Subjects: African Americans
Coin banks


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