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Original Two Frogs Cast Iron Mechanical Bank

Extraordinary Condition

Circa 1882: Originally marketed as the Bullfrog Bank and the Frog Bank, James H. Bowen’s strikingly visual Two Frogs mechanical bank was manufactured by Cromwell, Connecticut bank giant J. & E. Stevens Company and imitates, in comic fashion, a frog catching its prey, in this case a child’s coin. The small frog’s kicking leg is often replaced or repainted, but this example is completely original with no chips, cracks, or repairs and works nicely.  What makes this bank absolutely stunning and sets it apart even from above average examples is its nearly mint untouched paint decorated surface. Even most advanced collectors do not own a Two Frogs Bank of such extraordinary caliber, and if originality, paint quality, and condition are a collector’s guiding lights, then this fabulous 19th century American mechanical bank is sure to please!

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

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Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint


Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

Two Frogs Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank in All Original Paint

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