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Dentist Mechanical Coin Bank (reproduction)

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Identifier: 1959-141-0013

Title: Dentist Mechanical Coin Bank (reproduction)

Description: Reproduction of a cast iron bank showing a dentist ready to pull an African American patient's tooth. To make a deposit, a coin is placed in the dentist pocket. When the lever is pressed both figures fall backward as the the dentist retrieves a large tooth and delivers the coin to the bank's receptacle. A Book of Knowledge reproduction from the 1940s, probably based on an original manufactured by the J and E Stevens Co. in the 1890s.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: ca. 1940

Type(s): Bank, Mechanical

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: African Americans
Coin banks
Racism
Toys

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