Likely by Henry C. Hart Manufacturing Company, Detroit, Michigan, Circa 1890-1920
See page 20, Iron Safe Banks by Bob and Shirley Peirce, number 85; Still Bank Collectors Club
of America, 1991. Traces of thinning black paint; sans interior locking bar, else fine. (H: 5.875”)
See, 'Speaking Dog Bank' by F.H. Griffith. HOBBIES Magazine, October, 1974.
Griffith notes that "the only differences between the Stevens bank and the Shepard bank are the coin traps. Shepard used their conventional rectangular locking trap and Stevens their regular round coin trap. The outline of the filled in rectangular section for the Shepard trap can be seen on the Stevens Speaking Dog Banks."
(Good overall condition with scattered paint loss; 7.5 by 7.5”)
Bank, Two Story House, Cast Iron Still Bank, Williams, Ravenna, Ohio
1931 to 1934 - SOLD
Page 109, Moore Number 1002 (M1002), The Penny Bank Book, Andy & Susan Moore. Schiffer Publishing, 1997.
(Traces of gold paint; H: 3")
Bank, Colonial House with Porch, Cast Iron Still Bank, A.C. Williams
Traces of gold paint - SOLD
Moore number 993, Page 109, The Penny Bank Book by Andy and Susan Moore, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1997.
(Thinning paint; H: 3")
A good "jockey-over-version" by J & E Stevens Company, Cromwell, Connecticut. Sold as "Kicking Mule" during the period. When the lever is pressed, the mule kicks up and turns counter clockwise facing the opposite direction causing the boy to fall backwards as if kicked by the mule; coin slides into the slot. Very good original condition; paint at 90% (+); mechanically fine...trap appears to be replaced.
Painted bank with rare stenciled roof in excellent condition
Dimensions: 4.25-inches high, 3.25-inches wide, 2.75-inches deep.
553-98 - SOLD
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