This is a replica of a 'bank in a tank' money box from the First World War. These money banks were used to encourage the public to save money for war bonds. Help encourage your own, or a friends, thriftiness in saving for that thing you always wanted.
The concept and development of tanks during the First World War was a response to the stalemate in the trenches on the Western Front. The initial prototype was first seen on February 2nd 1916, initially called ‘landships’ they soon became known as ‘tanks’ to preserve secrecy. Tanks were first used at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme) on 15th September 1916 with mixed results (a third of the tanks broke down before going into action). The Bank in a Tank is a replica of a later, more refined model but still based on the style of the first tanks.
17.4cm (6.9") x 7.4cm (2.9") x 7.4cm (2.9") (ceramic).
The Bank in a Tank is part of our Life at the Front Range.