E464 Canvas Mallard Hen by Armstrong Featherweight Decoy Co. Circa 1940's. Excellent condition. Armstrong’s signature stitching in through the body, the ring attached to bottom of bird, and both glass eyes are all in tact.
Measures approx 14.5" x 5.5" x 6.5"
In 1938 in Houston, Texas, Charles L. Armstrong began to build one of the first decoys constructed of waterproofed, pre-printed cloth, sewn and stuffed with Kapok and granulated cork. Kapok was the seed fluff from a tropical tree native to Southeast Asia and Mexico. The decoys were fitted with a wooden bill insert and glass eyes.