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May 2011 Wacky Patent
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U.S. Patent Number: 1,142,326 


Samuel Hunter


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The primary object of the invention is to provide a device of the character set forth having means whereby the same will be moved as the vane swings upon its pivot. A secondary object is to provide a means whereby the arms and legs of a suit of clothes suspended upon the vane, may be vibrated by the action of wind against a wind wheel. A further object is to provide a sound producing device in connection with the above set forth features in order that a bird or animal's attention may be attracted to the device and likewise attract passers attention.

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