Piggy bank mechanical recorder

Mechanical money box from the Albuquerque Federal Savings and Loan Association. The metal case is red and white. Its rectangular base is topped by a disc. A slot is located between these two parts. On top, the piggy bank features a lock and a mechanical counter. It also bears the institution’s information. A lock and an opening are located on the underside of the case.

  • Accession Number 2020.02.450
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Bankers Utilities Co.
  • Date 1942 c
  • Materials metal, steel
  • Measurements 10,8 x 10,8 x 4,8 cm
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Historical context

From the last decade of the 19th century onwards, many American financial institutions adopted the piggy bank system developed in 1890 by the American Charles Owen Burns. The boxes remained the property of the bank, and were leased to depositors so that they could fill them up and deposit their savings in the bank. Although these piggy banks were particularly well established in the market, a new model appeared in December 1902: cash regi...

  • Accession Number 2020.02.450
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Bankers Utilities Co.
  • Date 1942 c
  • Materials metal, steel
  • Measurements 10,8 x 10,8 x 4,8 cm
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Photo by Daphnée Bouchard

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