Long story short...in-laws own an antique store and bought 15-20 decoys at an estate sale for $5 total. I found a patent #, did a search and came up with the following:
It was filed May 24, 1957 and granted July 7, 1959 by Harold Mckee out of Midland, Michigan. It says, along with a lot more info, that this invention relates to Wildfowl decoys and particularly to Wildfowl decoys which have keels attached thereto. Seems to me the patent focuses on the keel (weight) inserting into the body of the decoy for storage and the life-like movement on water.
The decoys are styrofoam bodies with a plastic head that swivels and has the metal plate (keel) attached that fits into the body. Anyone know anything about these type decoys? Are they worth anything-as in put up and save? Should I just use them? Or should she go ahead and put in her store and sell to someone?