All our banks-including this one- came directly from the estate of an avid collector of 19th century banks Great investments! An Original RARE Working “Frog on Round Base” Mechanical Cast Iron Bank J & E Stevens Description The bank was patented August 20, 1872 by Russel Frisbie of Cromwell, Connecticut, assignor to the J. Stevens Company of the same place. The patent drawings and text covering the bank are identical to the bank as produced by Stevens. Frisbie was an official of Stevens and had a lot to do with the operation of the company. To operate the bank, the frogs right front foot is pressed down. This causes the mouth to open and the eyes to roll forward. A coin is then placed in theopen mouth where it stays in place until the right foot is released, thereby slidingthrough the frogs body and dropping into the base receptacle. There is no coin trapin this bank and it must be taken apart for removal of coins. The item “ANTIQUE WORKING 1872 J&E STEVENS FROG ON ROUND BASE CAST IRON MECHANICAL BANK” is in sale since Thursday, October 08, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “antiqueauctionsinc” and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.
- Brand: J & E Stevens
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original