one invented the piggy bank. The piggy banks' origin owes more to
the history of language, than to an individual inventor. In old english
(around the 15th century) there was a word "pygg" which referred to a type
of orange clay. People made all kinds of useful objects out of clay, including
dishes and jars to hold spare change. Around the 18th century, the word
"pygg" now sounded the same as the word for the animal "pig". An unknown
person(s) thought to shape a "pygg" jar, to look just like a real
"pig". Perhaps an order came in for a "pygg" jar and the potter misunderstood.
Piggy Bank Facts, Collectables, and Photos Photographs
and Facts about Piggy Banks A selection of photographs of some
20th century British and European Piggy Banks, with a little background
history of the potters and potteries that made them. Piggy
Bank Pictures Piggy bank collector website.
Review - First
Birthday - Piggy Bank Piggy banks have been around for generations, they make great gifts and
heirlooms, but did you know that children choke every year on coins given to
them to put in their piggy banks. Start teaching your child the value of money
early with out the hazard of choking on real money with this plush piggy bank.