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Baltimore, Maryland: Giant RCA Dog Nipper

RCA corporate icon for 20th century audio fidelity. The big dog listens to a big gramophone, displayed on a low roof.

Maryland Historical Society Museum

600 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD
Maryland Historical Society Museum. On the west side of Park Ave. just north of W. Centre St.
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Giant RCA Dog Nipper

I drove past this a couple times this week and it is still at the location shown on, but the building is now occupied by the Maryland Historical Society. Looks like there are a bunch of old neon signs and stuff to view as well.

[Rick Kincaid, 02/08/2013]

The big dog and his Gramophone have safely perched on the roof of this building since the 1990s.

RCA Nipper.

RCA Dog Nipper

The cute RCA dog, Nipper, is easy to see and find. This neighborhood has a number of great (perhaps overpriced?) antiques stores.

[Dawn, 11/04/2010]
RCA Dog Nipper

The RCA/Victor dog, Nipper, was brought back to Baltimore at least 5 years ago and placed in the yard of the Baltimore City Life Museum, a neat iron-fronted building holding lots of roadside-worthy stuff from Baltimore and it's environs. However, it was moved within the last couple of years to a site just a block or two from the main branch of our Enoch Pratt Library, also a museum, I think an expansion site for the City Life Museum.

[Cathy Waters, 06/13/2001]
RCA Dog Nipper

On the El Dorados page there is a mention of the RCA dog out in Merrifield, VA. This is no replica. It's the real thing. It originally sat on top of the RCA building in Baltimore, MD. At some point in the late 1970s or 1980s, the dog, Nipper by name, was removed from the building, and was going to be scrapped. Some wise-minded fellow in Merrifield offered to take it off their hands, and he paid to have it moved down to his place on the side Lee Highway in what was formerly a rural area.

Recently, development has taken over, and through unknown circumstances, Nipper has wandered back up to downtown Baltimore. He now sits on a perch just north of the Inner Harbor.

[Brad Shuman, 11/13/2000]

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