Nice vintage Speaking Dog bank. There are no cracks, breaks or other damage and has wonderful and bright paint with vivid patina. All the paint is original. This bank was produced by. And then later by the J. The bank was designed by Charles Shepard and Peter Adams and patented on October 20, 1885. Other than variations in the painting, the only differences between the Stevens bank and the Shepard bank are the coin traps. Shepard used the conventional rectangular locking trap and Stevens used their regular round coin trap. The bank enjoyed wide popularity then and is still a favorite of collectors today. To operate, a coin is placed on top of the girl’s tray. Then all the following happens when the operating lever is depressed–a section of the seat under the tray opens–the girl’s right arm moves back dropping the coin into the open seat section–the dog opens his mouth as though barking–the tail of the dog moves. On releasing the lever all parts return to their original position except the tail which is counter balanced so it wags up and down for a short period of item. The item “Cast Iron SPEAKING DOG Mechanical Bank Original Antique Americana 1885 L@@k” is in sale since Sunday, November 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “somuchstuff1″ and is located in Sycamore, IL. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original