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After tinplate makers' initial discovery of the ornamental biscuit tin as a product line, one of the next applications of printed tinplate was the ornamental children's moneybox. These were often made to look like strongboxes, but were also available in novelty shapes and designs, such as postboxes or other convenient static objects. An example of the popularity of the genre is the tinplate moneybox designed to look like Queen Mary's Doll House in the 1920s, as a marketing tiein (with the lock made by Chubb).

In some cases, manufacturers went for a doublep-whammy of making decorative tinplate biscuit tins that were also moneyboxes.