Collecting box for Action Medical Research

Made:
1952-1955 in England
modifier:
Coxall, Stan
maker:
Unknown

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Collecting box by Action Research, 1950s. Front view. Black background
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Collecting box by Action Research, 1950s. Front detail view. Black background
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Record photograph of Collecting box made for Action Medical Research, Pied Piper/Tree House Model, unsigned, restored
Science Museum Group Collection
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Record photograph of Collecting box made for Action Medical Research, Pied Piper/Tree House Model, unsigned, restored
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Record photograph of Collecting box made for Action Medical Research, Pied Piper/Tree House Model, unsigned, restored
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Collecting box made for Action Medical Research, Pied Piper/Tree House Model, unsigned, restored by Stan Coxall, Horsham, Sussex, United Kingdom 1950-1959

The charity Action Medical Research was set up in 1952 to help fund research into polio with the aim of eradicating the disease. Placed in public areas, such as outside shops and town halls, the colourful design of the box is based on the Pied Piper of Hamelin and was used to draw the attention of children. This is one of a few remaining examples.

Action Medical Research now fund studies into a large number of other debili-tating diseases and illnesses, including epilepsy and diabetes.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
1994-70
Materials:
paint, paper (fibre product), plaster, plastic (unidentified) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
Box on stand (as displayed): 1410 mm x 395 mm x 370 mm,
Box alone: 720 mm 375 mm, 3.94 kg
type:
collecting box
taxonomy:
  • ceremonial object
  • religious object
credit:
Action Medical Research

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