Piggy bank treasure chest

Treasure chest money box. The metal case is green and white. Inscriptions can be seen around the box, including the name of the money box. A slot is located on the side of the box.

  • Accession Number 2020.02.261
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Zell Products Corp.
  • Date 1931 c
  • Materials metal, steel
  • Measurements 4,7 x 10,6 x 5,7 cm
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Historical context

While the first generations of piggy banks were generally metal, rectangular in shape and with a handle, manufacturers were quick to offer increasingly original models, often corresponding to cultural fashions or political movements. Similar standards were applied, however, including a number and a secure key kept by the banking institution. From the 1950s onwards, these principles were less respected, as financial institutions had to fre...

  • Accession Number 2020.02.261
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Zell Products Corp.
  • Date 1931 c
  • Materials metal, steel
  • Measurements 4,7 x 10,6 x 5,7 cm
Download PDF file

© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, 2020.002.0261
Photo by Louis-Etienne Dore

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