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Thrifty: the wise pig

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Thrifty: the wise pig
Wise Pig cast iron banks were first made in the 1930's by the Hubley Manufacturing Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They were painted entirely in ivory, with a vertical coin slot on the pig's back. The design was patented in 1929 by Jessie McCutcheon Nelson. In 1969, the John Wright Company of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania began reproducing cast iron toys and banks using original Hubley moulds. Wright's Wise Pig reproduction was white and pink, with a horizontal coin slot between the pig's ears. The poem on the pig's belly is titled "The Wise Pig". The words are: "Save a penny yesterday, Another save today, Tomorrow save another, To keep the wolf away." (source: Kovels.com)






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