Speaking Dog Bank
Overall: 7 x 7 1/8 x 3 in. ( 17.8 x 18.1 x 7.6 cm )
cast: into base: "SPEAKING DOG" cast: beneath base: "PAT JULY 14TH 1885/AND/OCT20 1885"
Cast iron mechanical bank in the form of seated girl and dog on irregularly shaped rectangular pedestal; girl dressed in red dress with hat, seated on bench, with large dog seated in front of her, eyes fixed on her face; cast inscription on front of pedestal; when coin is placed on girl's tray, girl's arm moves and coin falls into bank, while dog's mouth opens and tail wags.
This bank is based on Patent No. 328,723, issued to Charles G. Shepard and Peter Adams, Jr., on October 20, 1885 (See Publications).
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.