Vintage Carved Wood Pigeon Decoy - DREADNOUGHT Patent No.193738
A vintage English carved wood pigeon decoy.
Hand painted 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.
A few old (treated) worm exit holes.
Approximately 15 inches overall length.
Mounted on a later stand.
*Please see item 2232b for another example.