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Rocket-shaped Piggy Bank

Rocket-shaped Piggy Bank

Department: History
Date: 1950s-1960s
Medium: metal, paint
Dimensions:
10 1/4 × 3 1/2 in. (26 cm)
Classification: Recreational Objects
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Nancy Tucker
Object number: PC2021.25.16
DescriptionMetal piggy bank shaped like a rocket blasting straight off the top of the earth. At the base of the bank, at the front, it says, “FIRST NATIONAL BANK/IN ALBUQUERQUE/Where Every Customer Is Important.” There is a hole on the underside to insert bills. The bottom is embossed with the words DURO MOLD AND MFG INC/DETROIT 34 MICH./PAT. PENDING/USA AND CANADA.” There is a key hold in the middle. Below this the text continues: “THE/SATELLITE BANK/MODEL/OF THE ROCKET/FOR FUTURE SPACE TRAVEL.”
Not on view