ANTIQUES March, 1941 Pat. No. 130,575 Back to Text
The First Five Years of Patented Toy Banks By H. Blair Hull Figure 6
Fig. 6 FROG ON LATTICE BANK. Patented August 20, 1872, by Russell Frisbie, Cromwell, Connecticut, inventor. Constructed of cast-iron parts. Operation: when frog's foot is pressed the eyes blink and the mouth opens to receive the coin. This bank is found rather frequently. The lattice base is similar to that of the race course bank. There are several minor variations in the bases.