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Speaking Dog Mechanical Coin Bank

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Identifier: 1977-042-0001

Title: Speaking Dog Mechanical Coin Bank

Description: Cast iron mechanical bank in the shape of a girl sitting on bench next to a large dog. To operate the bank, a coin is placed on the tray held in the girl's right hand. A lever on the floor is pressed causing the dog to open his mouth and wag his tail as the bench seat opens and the girl's arm tilts sliding the coin into the opening. Manufactured by the Shepard Hardware Company circa 1885.

Rights: UND


Dates: circa 1885

Type(s): Bank, Mechanical

Maker/Creator: Shepard Hardware Company

Subjects: Coin banks


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