rig painted folding decoys
Attributed to J. W. Reynolds, Chicago
patent decoys depicting various duck silhouettes, painted wood with springs
Ht. 7", L. 22", D. 2 3/4", each; disassembled for display
Literature: Mackey, American Bird Decoys, pp. 235-236, pl. 185.
These were designed as folding, floating contraptions but failed to function very well, accounting for the unused condition.