Mason Premier Pintail Drake Decoy
Ca. 1910

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Hollow with tight seams in strong original paint. Minor filling of a thin in-the-making back crack and some neck filler. Carries the W.W.Knight brand.

See our "Mason Decoys" book, page 34, for a similar example.

William Windus Knight was from Perrysburg, Ohio (1878-1968). He was the founder of Toledo Trust Co.; later to become 1st National Bank of Toledo. He owned “The Hunt Club” on the Maumee River outside Toledo, now a wildlife conservation park. This pintail was later owned by his son, Edward Ford Knight (E.B.) who died at the age of 96 in 2005 and was sold by his estate.

17 1/2 long.

ITEM # 20053