Artwork : ArchiveNo00042

Post Office Savings Bank 1930s






Contributor Name Mr. David Davis
Contributor Image David_Davis_pic.jpg

Location Portsmouth City Museum, Old Portsmouth
Collection Date 06.10.07 12.30pm
Artefact Name Post Office Savings Bank
Artefact Description Metal box in the form of a book. Colour - red and gold with Royal Coat of Arms. Leatherette. Cardboard packaging,1930's design, orange and black.
Good condition.
Artefact Date 1930s
Artefact Stored In chest of drawers at home
Artefact Form

Artefact Image Post_Office_Savings_00042.jpg
Sample Taken Cardboard from the cover
Sample Image

History of Artefact Could have been Mr Davis's sister's.

Historian - 'Very common for children to own these. Designed to encourage children to save money. Money was supposed to be kept, not spent!'
Historian Katy Ball
Previous Owners Mr Davis's sister, A.A Michel
Special Memories Both Mr Davis's brother and sister had savings accounts as children in which to keep pocket money.
Artwork Image 00042_web_2.jpg

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