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Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Coin Bank (Reproduction)

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Identifier: 1959-141-0023

Title: Humpty Dumpty Mechanical Coin Bank (Reproduction)

Description: Cast iron reproduction of a mechanical bank in the shape of a clown bust with colorful shirt and orange hat. To operate the bank, a coin is placed in the clown's hand. Pressing a lever causes the clown to move his hand to his mouth to deposit the coin. A Book of Knowledge reproduction from the 1940s based on a design patented by Peter Adams Jr. and Charles G. Shepard in the and manufactured by Shepard Harware Co. in the 1880s.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1940-1949

Type(s): Bank, Mechanical

Maker/Creator: Charles G. Shepard (Designer), Peter Adams, Jr. (Designer),

Subjects: Coin banks


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