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Running Horse Windmill Weight

Circa 1880s: Cast iron running horse windmill weight, 11.5"H x 19"L x 2"D, weighs nearly 41 pounds, superb weathered surface, attributed to Benjamin Danforth of Batavia, Illinois. On page 64 of his seminal book Windmill Weights (Collector Books, 1985), author Milt Simpson asserts that "the attribution of this prancing horse to Benjamin Danforth is based on an 1887 advertisement for 'Danforth's improved windmill' showing a similar weight, which could have been adapted from the popular horse weathervane motif of this period."

cast iron running horse windmill weight benjamin danforth batavia illinois

cast iron running horse windmill weight benjamin danforth batavia illinois

cast iron running horse windmill weight benjamin danforth batavia illinois

cast iron running horse windmill weight benjamin danforth batavia illinois

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cast iron running horse windmill weight benjamin danforth batavia illinois

cast iron running horse windmill weight benjamin danforth batavia illinois

Cast iron Running Horse Windmill Weight

For Sale: $3,750

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