English DREADNOUGHT Wood Pigeon Decoy - Patent No.193738
A vintage English DREADNOUGHT wood pigeon decoy.Carved hardwood body, cast aluminium head with glass eyes.Marked 'DREADNOUGHT PATENT No193738' under the tail. A quick online search indicates that this patent was issued to a Harry William Turvey (1876-1949) on 13 April 1922 and relates to the mounting system.A variety of fixings remain on the underside.Some old, treated, worm exit holes.Approximately 15 inches overall length.Mounted on a later stand.* Please see item 2232h for another example.
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