ANTIQUES — March, 1941          Pat. No. 98,643          Back to Text

The First Five Years of Patented Toy Banks — By H. Blair Hull — Figure 2

  Boy, Frog, and Dog Bank, Patent Drawing No. 98,643

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.