ANTIQUES — March, 1941          Pat. No. 130,575          Back to Text

The First Five Years of Patented Toy Banks — By H. Blair Hull — Figure 6

 Frog on Lattice Bank, Patent Drawing No. 130,575

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.