The Speaking Dog bank' was first manufactured by Shepard hardware Co. Took over the Shepard line of banks and produced it under their name.
The Shepard version has the distinctive rectangular coin trap and the Stevens verion has the their round trap. The bank was based on patent no.
328, 723 issued to Charles G. Shepard and Peter Adams, jr, on oct 20, 1885. Size:- 7.25 x 7 x 3 inches. Place the coin on girls tray and press the lever in the frontof the dog. The Girl's arm moves and the coin falls fromthe try and is deposited into the bank.Simultaneously, the dogs mouth and closes and his tail wags. Video will open in a new window.