Homeland piggy bank called China, Germany and even Malaysia. According to unverified information, in one of the private collections in the Netherlands are piggy banks made in Malaysia. Their age reaches one and a half thousand years.
The strongest piggy banks
The most reliable were made at the Polish factory “Trud”, which belonged to the Russian Empire. They were made of metal. Each such item was called a “savings bank.” That is, it became for each owner a kind of mini-bank. During Soviet times, piggy banks were declared a bourgeois relic and banned. But the underground fashion for them still persisted. Made these products handicraft.
Why piggy banks are made in the form of a pig
In the Middle Ages, homemade dishes in England were made of cheap red clay – pygg. Clay pots – pygg jars – were also used for storing salt and small coins. When the clay fell out of use, the meaning of the word pygg was forgotten, the outdated concept was consonant with the pig – “pig”. Confusion occurred. The “clay pot” was transformed into a “pig pot”.
UK banks refused to use a piggy bank for promotional purposes. And all because the well-established symbol of economy insulted the feelings of Muslim clients.
Japanese piggy banks
On the Japanese shelves, a “piggy bank-tamagotchi” developed by the Japanese company Bandai, which must be constantly fed up with coins, appeared. Having not received a new portion of money in due time, the nugget falls apart. Sellers claim that the souvenir teaches discipline and allows you to quickly collect the required amount.
Unusual piggy banks
Canada sells piggy banks that professional taxidermists make from the bodies of newborn piglets. Their cost is about $ 4,000.
In 2010, a bronze piggy-shaped sculpture of a toad was installed in the Khreshchaty Park of the city of Kiev, it occupies 4 meters square and weighs more than 6 tons. A special coin acceptor is built into the monument, which can receive about 9,000,000 coins. When he can no longer accept coins, the mechanism that turns the bucket and all this wealth is poured at the feet of the one who was the last to try to throw a coin at the toad will work.
The most unusual piggy bank was discovered by doctors at the University of Tennessee during an emergency operation on the stomach of a young woman. It turned out 585 pennies, 17 coins at 5 cents, 12 coins at 10 cents, 8 coins at 25 cents and 1 German mark.
The biggest piggy bank
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest piggy bank is located in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The record was fixed on May 18, 2015. The length of the piggy bank is 8.03 meters, height 5.54 m, width 5.58 m.