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Antique SPEAKING DOG Cast Iron Mechanical Toy Bank 1885 Shepard Hardware Co.
We are pleased to offer an original cast iron Speaking Dog Bank. This was made by the Shepard Hardware Co. in Buffalo, New York and designed by Peter Adams and Charles Shepard. The bank is in it’s original condition with no restoration. To operate the bank, depress the lever on the base near the dog, which causes the girl’s right arm to move back, dropping the coin placed on the tray into the seat opening beside her. At the same time, the dog opens its mouth as if barking and wags its tail.
The bank works fine, but I do not have a key to open it up. There is some obvious paint loss, but otherwise, a nice bank.
It is 7 1/2″ tall x 7″ wide and is marked with a patent date of July 14, 1885 on the bottom.