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Coin bank

Object Number: 
5 3/8 x 5 x 2 in.
This brown metal coin bank is shaped and embossed to resemble a domed pavillion. It is embossed above the coin slot in the center "Elting & Sons/ Clothiers", and near the bottom "1492 1892 /Administration Bldg. Columbian Exhibition". The coins can be removed through a combination lock hatch in the bottom by lining up the numbers 4 and 2 at the indicator line. The back is embossed "Columbian Magic Savings Bank", and a metal piece inside the coin slot indicated that it once had a spring-loaded a mechanical mechanism for inserting the coin that has broken off.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group