Piggy bank mobile

German portable money box. The chrome-plated case is rectangular in shape. It has a handle and a slot on the top. A symbol is engraved on the front.

  • Accession Number 2020.02.329
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Automatic Recording Safe Co. Ltd.
  • Date 1919 c
  • Materials metal, chrome
  • Measurements 5,5 x 8,6 x 4,2 cm
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Historical context

Savings banks have existed in Germany since 1778 as patriotic charitable institutions. However, it was the influence of the British Ruthwell Savings Bank model that led to the creation of the majority of “modern” savings banks after the Napoleonic period.

In the early 20th century, many financial institutions adopted the American piggy bank system. These promotional tools for savings were owned by the bank and leased to...

  • Accession Number 2020.02.329
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Automatic Recording Safe Co. Ltd.
  • Date 1919 c
  • Materials metal, chrome
  • Measurements 5,5 x 8,6 x 4,2 cm
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Photo by Louis-Etienne Dore

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