Patent date of July 31,1888 inscribed on the base plate though apparently no design patent was ever issued! Manufactured by the Shepard Hardware Company of Buffalo, NY. And is unique in that it is the only Shepard bank that was later produced by Hubley (Type 2). As you will note, the bank displays exceedingly well as it retains most of its original paint (rated very fine) and the colors are still quite nice. The bank operates thusly: place a coin in the dogs mouth, depress the lever, and the dog jumps through the hoop and deposits the coin in the barrel. He piece shows no repairs, and though there is a small corner missing on the coin trap, it shows no other damage. The base consists of six parts (the Hubley version has a solid base), and it retains all of its original parts. He mechanism is still strong and works just as it should. This bank in this condition seldom comes to market, and. So don’t miss this opportunity to make this piece your own. Please check the photos as they are an integral part of the description, and please let me know if you’ve any questions or need further information. The item “ORIGINAL 1888 SHEPARD HARDWARE TRICK DOG CAST IRON MECHANICAL BANK” is in sale since Wednesday, February 07, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “bankseller” and is located in Seattle, WA. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, 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, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
- Brand: Shepard Hardware Co.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States