This is being listed with no reserve. The owner of the banks has reluctantly decided to part with much of his collection and continues that tonight. This is the “TWO FROGS” Mechanical Bank manufactured by the J. The bank was designed by James Bowen and was patented August 8, 1882. There are no cracks, breaks or other damage and the bank is in. The bank retains most of the original paint which is. The last picture is from an ad in Ehrich’s Quarterly in the winter of 1882. At that time it was referred to as the “Bullfrog” bank. To operate, a coin is placed on the coin rest held by the front legs of the frog lying on its back. The lever in back of the large frog is then pressed down. This causes the movable leg of the small frog to kick the coin from its rest as the large frog opens his mouth and the coin is deposited. The action is quick and effective. Releasing the lever causes the moving parts to return to their original position. The bank is in proper working order and has the typical Stevens’ coin trap. The bank is approximately 8 1/2″ long, 3 1/2″ wide and 4 1/2 high. This distinctive bank will make a great addition to your collection. The item “Cast Iron TWO FROGS Mechanical Bank Original Antique Americana Toy” is in sale since Sunday, February 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “thingsnsuch100″ and is located in Brookfield, Ohio. 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.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original