1883 Ohio Laws 222, An Act to Prohibit the Sale of Toy Pistols in the State of Ohio, § 1.

That it shall be unlawful for any firm, company or person in the state of Ohio, to sell or exhibit for sale any pistol manufactured out of any metallic or hard substance, commonly known as the "toy pistol"; to a minor under the age of fourteen years; any firm company or person violating the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars, or be imprisoned not less than ten days nor more than twenty days, or both, and shall be liable to a civil action in damages ot any person injured by such sale.