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Paddy and Pig Mechanical Coin Bank (reproduction)

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Identifier: 1959-141-0019

Title: Paddy and Pig Mechanical Coin Bank (reproduction)

Description: Reproduction of a cast iron bank which portrays an Irish man sitting with a pig between his legs. To make a deposit, a coin is placed on the pig's snout; a lever causes the pig to kick the coin into the man's mouth. A Book of Knowledge reproduction from the 1940s based on a design from the 1880s, originally manufactured by the J and E Stevens Co..

Rights: UND


Dates: circa 1940s

Type(s): Bank, Mechanical

Maker/Creator: James H. Bigalow (Designer),

Subjects: Irish Americans
Coin banks
Ethnic Stereotypes


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