1888 Cast Iron Trick Dog Mechanical Bank
will see many RE-PRODUCTIONS of this VERY RARE, VERY POPULAR Toy
Mechanical Bank from 1888 on the internet, including Ebay. However, you
may wait a LONG TIME to find another ORIGINAL
Trick Dog Bank like this one.
The nicest we have ever seen in 20 years of collecting! And MAYBE
the first that has the ORIGINAL Hoop still in TACT!! The condition of this
118 year old treasure is well, just quite amazing. We are not sure
if the paint on the clown and dog has been touched up, but if it has,
whoever did it, did spectacular work!
The base still maintains much
of the original red paint. The
only thing we would consider a minus is the coin door on the bottom is
missing. Otherwise, a truly
piece has been obviously well cared for over the past 118 years.
The bottom is marked “
July 31, 1888”.
AND, as if it couldn’t get any better, are you ready??
IT WORKS PERFECTLY!!
I tried five quarters and the dog got four of them in!!