Piggy bank mobile

Portable piggy bank from the Norwegian bank Fredriksstad. The metal case is rectangular. Its sides are rounded. It has a handle on the top and a slot on the side. On the front, a plate features the bank’s logo.

  • Accession Number 2020.02.345
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Burns Co.
  • Date 1895 c
  • Materials metal
  • Measurements 7,7 x 11 x 5,9 cm
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Historical context

In Norway, as in other Scandinavian countries, American piggy banks were adopted in large numbers by many financial institutions from 1902 onwards, before the market was dominated by local manufacturers. The distribution of piggy banks in Scandinavian savings banks is centralized by an association.

The American Charles Owen Burns was the driving force behind piggy banks as a means of promoting savings. His 1890 patent presented a s...

  • Accession Number 2020.02.345
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Burns Co.
  • Date 1895 c
  • Materials metal
  • Measurements 7,7 x 11 x 5,9 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, 2020.002.0345
Photo by Louis-Etienne Dore

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