Nipper was used for His Master's Voice logo on phonographs in the early 1900's. He was used as the mascot for the Victor Talking Machine Company which was purchased by RCA in 1929 and this is a vintage metal bank from the 1930's. It is made of pot metal with a textured flocking over it. The collar is painted and the eyes appear to be a painted metal. It has the original closure, which is often missing, marked Radio Corporation of America.
It measures about 6" tall and is in nice condition with no cracks or damage. The color is muted and probably not as crisp as it was 80 years ago. There are some areas where the flocking is matted and worn or missing altogether like the tip of the tail and the edges of the ears. The flocking is also worn off the bottom.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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Item ID: 19571
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