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Artist:   Peter Adams
Charles G. Shepard
Shepard Hardware Company  
Title:   "Santa Claus" mechanical bank  
Date:   c. 1889  
Medium:   Iron, pigment  
Dimensions:   5 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (14.61 x 10.48 x 7.94 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger  
Location:   Gallery Not on view  

Name:   Shepard Hardware Company  
Role:   Manufacturer  
Life Dates:   Buffalo, New York, 1866-1892  
Name:   Shepard, Charles G.  
Role:   Designer  
Life Dates:   American  
Name:   Adams, Peter  
Role:   Designer  
Life Dates:   American  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Inscription and Sticker on bottom behind sticker, engraved: [PAT APPD FOR] on bottom, on sticker: [237G 11-3-14 / "Santa Claus" / L (inside a circle) / 80079 9150 / 5475 6490  
Classification:   Dolls, Toys and Games  
Physical Description:   Santa Claus in light grey and brown coat holds yellow and red bag over left shoulder; Santa stands on rectangular stand; red rectangular chimney on his PR side below right hand  
Accession #:   2003.236.133  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts