Piggy bank mobile

Portable piggy bank from The Edinburgh Savings Bank. The chrome-plated case is oval-shaped. It has a handle on the top. On the front, there’s a slot and a yellow and red plaque with the institution’s lettering.

  • Accession Number 2020.02.323
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Automatic Recording Safe Co. Ltd.
  • Date 1919 c
  • Materials metal, chrome
  • Measurements 6,4 x 9,6 x 4,5 cm
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Historical context

Founded in 1836, the Edinburgh Savings Bank served as a model for future savings banks. It was inspired by the Ruthwell Savings Bank, a Scottish savings bank founded in 1810.

At the beginning of the 19th century in Great Britain, commercial banks focused solely on their business and government clientele: they were not an option for private individuals wishing to deposit funds for savings purposes. Mutual aid societies and certain e...

  • Accession Number 2020.02.323
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Automatic Recording Safe Co. Ltd.
  • Date 1919 c
  • Materials metal, chrome
  • Measurements 6,4 x 9,6 x 4,5 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, 2020.002.0323
Photo by Louis-Etienne Dore

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