Money box [Bull Dog Bank]

1880
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Production Date
1880
Description
Money box (the 'Bull Dog Bank'), made of cast iron, shaped like a bulldog. Dated 1880. The head and neck of the bulldog move independently from the torso. The lower jaw is hinged at the base and flaps. The dog is sitting on his hind legs in a crouched position. The tail is also independent of the body and swivels from side to side. The dog is coloured black, red and gold. The mechanism to open the mouth to place a coin into the money box is controlled by the tail of the dog.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Iron/Cast Iron
Signature/Marks and Type
BULL DOG BANK Embossed
PATd APR 27 1880 Impressed
FEB 2 1875 PATd. Embossed
FEB 2 1875 PATd. Embossed
Accession No
1978.47.6
Credit Line
1880. Money box [Bull Dog Bank], 1978.47.6. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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