RARE ANTIQUE CAST IRON J & E STEVENS FROG ON ROUND BASE MECHANICAL BANK c. EXCELLENT AGED CONDITION/HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE IN ANY CONDITION. Presenting this incredible antique cast iron mechanical bank made by J & E Stevens Company. This bank was patented August 20, 1872 by Russell Frisbie of Cromwell Connecticut, assignor to the J & E Stevens Company of the same place. The patent drawings and text covering the bank are identical to the bank as produced by Stevens. To use the bank, the frogs front foot is pressed down, as seen in the pictures above, causing the mouth to open. A coin is then placed the open mouth where it stays in place until the foot is released, thereby sliding through the frogs body and dropping into the base receptacle. There is no coin trap in this bank and it must be taken apart for removal of coins. On the top round base reads. PAT D AUG 20. This bank is considered to be in excellent working condition. There are three lattice sections with a bank door design on each. Total weight is 668.5 grams. 4 3/8 high with a bottom base diameter of 4 3/8. The item “1872 RARE ANTIQUE CAST IRON J & E STEVENS FROG ON ROUND BASE MECHANICAL BANK” is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “nharrison88″ and is located in Princeton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.
- Modified Item: No
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original