Another Old Friend With A New Home – CSTI-2203

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Vintage Original RCA Nipper Dog Still Bank With Glass Eyes

The story of “Nipper”, the dog that is associated with RCA is an interesting one. In short, “Nipper” was a real dog, part Bull Terrier and part Fox Terrier, born in Bristol, England in 1884. In that classic, now, well-know pose, this cast iron Nipper sits with one ear raised and his head tilted.

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Vintage Original RCA Nipper Dog Still Bank With Glass Eyes

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The story of “Nipper”, the dog that is associated with RCA is an interesting one. In short, “Nipper” was a real dog, part Bull Terrier and part Fox Terrier, born in Bristol, England in 1884. Nipper got his name because, like many puppies, he liked to “nip” at the backs of peoples legs. Mark Barraud, Nipper’s owner died in 1887 and Nipper was raised by Mark’s brother, Francis, who at the time, was a struggling painter. One day, so the story goes, Francis saw Nipper looking quizzically at the phonograph, with his head tilted, trying to understand where the sound was coming from. Barraud committed that image to memory, and it wasn’t until three years after Nipper’s death in 1895, that he painted it. After many unsuccessful attempts to offer it for reproduction for advertising, the Gramophone Company asked him to paint a gramophone horn into the picture, and it became their registered trademark in 1910.

In that classic, now, well-know pose, this cast iron Nipper sits with one ear raised and his head tilted. He is 6″ tall x 6″ long x 2″ wide, and as a still bank, he is in great condition for his age with some minor paint loss and rust in spots, primarily on his underside.

He is a wonderful addition to any RCA, still bank, or canine collection, and a perfectly delightful decorative addition to your home.

Vintage Original RCA Nipper Dog Still Bank With Glass Eyes

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