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Antique Cast Iron Signed Dempster Crescent Tailed Horse

Scarce Promotional Point of Sale Advertising Item

Circa Early 20th Century: Founded in 1878, Beatrice, Nebraska's Dempster Mill Manufacturing Company would become famous nationwide for their iconic windmills and windmill weights. The scarce crescent tailed horse is often thought to be a windmill weight, but this item was never actually used on a windmill. Instead, it was a point of sale limited edition promotional decorative advertising dealership giveaway presented to customers after they had purchased a new Dempster windmill (see page 67 of Simpson and Bishop's Windmill Weights). This way, customers could decorate their farms with this neat Dempster horse, and Dempster could have their trade sign distributed and displayed far and wide for the low cost of the horse itself. This unusual and hard to find 16" x 15" signed Dempster cast iron crescent tail horse has a fantastic weathered surface and no chips, cracks, or repairs.

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Dempster Cast Iron Crescent Tailed Horse Windmill Weight Promotional Advertising Trade Sign For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Dempster Cast Iron Crescent Tailed Horse Windmill Weight Promotional Advertising Trade Sign For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Dempster Cast Iron Crescent Tailed Horse Windmill Weight Promotional Advertising Trade Sign For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Dempster Cast Iron Crescent Tailed Horse Windmill Weight Promotional Advertising Trade Sign For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Dempster Cast Iron Crescent Tailed Horse Windmill Weight Promotional Advertising Trade Sign For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Beatrice Nebraska Dempster Cast Iron Crescent Tailed Horse Windmill Weight Promotional Advertising Trade Sign For Sale From Z and K Antiques

Antique Cast Iron Signed Dempster Crescent Tailed Horse
For Sale: $795

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