The musings of a cantankerous over the hill greasemonkey who, though already old, is rather old for his age. I'll bust greasy knuckles out in the garage or argue politics with anyone who will stand for it....

Monday, October 17, 2011

What a neat barn mascot!

While at a fundraising auction at church today, I just couldn't resist picking up this little beauty.

This "Flying Dutchman"(I know.. how could I NOT buy it)was an advertising display (solid copper) that would have been found in a Moline Plow Co. dealership. I would estimate it to have been made around 1890 +/-. Originally, he had wings and held an ear of corn in his raised arm.

This statue for reasons nobody knows was stashed under a stairway in the church years ago. It had been sitting outside the back door for the last few years.

Here's an old print ad with a better image of what he looked like originally.

When I finish painting the tool room I think he'll look good on a shelf in there.

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