Mid-20th Century Tin Charity Container by Alfred Zaltsman, Jerusalem
The front of the box is inscribed with Hebrew and German: "Rabbi Meir Baal Ha' Ness charity collecting funds for Shomrei Ha' Chomot Kolel" and decorated with two images; Hatam Sofer Yeshiva and the Tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal Ha' Ness. Hebrew and German text are inscribed on both sides with information about the committee and its purposes, and the back marked with the makers mark. The top with a slot for inserting the money and the bottom with a hinged door for withdrawing the money (no key). This box was designed and signed by Alfred Zaltsman from Jerusalem who was a teacher at the Bezalel school of arts in Jerusalem.