Early Wooden Advertising Whirligig

  • Early Wooden Advertising Whirligig
  • Early Wooden Advertising Whirligig
  • Early Wooden Advertising Whirligig
  • Early Wooden Advertising Whirligig

Early Wooden Advertising Whirligig

$250.00 USD

Here is an early example of an advertising whirligig.  Made of wood with a metal shaft, the propellor draws attention to the message painted on the large tail section.

The whirligig is in an early green wash.  The advertising (faint) reads, "Neponset Horse Shoe Nails," and "Hot Forged," and "Easy to Drive."  The center of the design is an oval with a horses head in the middle.  Other copy is too faint to read.  We found this in Massachusetts and believe it to be from eastern Mass as the Neponset river is located there.

The shaft and metal brackets are smith-made.  The rear end of the shaft looks to have had something attached which is missing.  The base has been added to facilitate display.  Overall it measures 26" long by 22 1/2" tall at the propellor which has a diameter of 14".  The sail or advertising piece is 12 3/4" long and 7" tall.

It is rare to find early whirligigs with the advertising still intact.

This one will be difficult to pack and ship safely.  We will quote shipping costs at the time of your interest. 

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