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Money box [Post Office Savings Bank]; unknown maker; 1970-1980; MT2017.15

Money box [Post Office Savings Bank]; unknown maker; 1970-1980; MT2017.15
Name/Title
Money box [Post Office Savings Bank]
About this object
Money box: Post Office Savings Bank. Jean Neilson purchased this money box at the Mataura Post Office for one of her sons. The 'POSB' was a division of the New Zealand Post Office from 1867 until 1987, when it became PostBank.

This savings bank was made to look like a small book. It has two slots for inserting money - a circular hole for rolled notes, and a slot protected by plastic teeth to prevent coins from being removed. It could only be opened by a key at the Bank (or pried open if desperate).


Maker Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
1970-1980
Place Made
[?]
Medium and Materials
metal, plastic, cardboard

Measurements
h 117mm x w 77mm x d 23mm
small

Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
accessory
Object number
MT2017.15
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