ANTIQUES March, 1941 Pat. No. 98,643 Back to Text
The First Five Years of Patented Toy Banks By H. Blair Hull Figure 2
Fig. 2 BOY, FROG, AND DOG BANK. Patented January 4, 1870, by W. P. X. Smith, New York City, inventor. Constructed of cast-iron partd. Operation: press dog, boy turns, tossing coin into frog's mouth, which has just opened. Springs reset parts. Coin is placed on cap or dish in boy's hand. We believe this bank has not yet been discovered by any collector.