[Westport, CT. N.d., but early 20th century]. White draughtsman's ink on charcoal cardstock, matted. 15.5 x 10.5" (39.4 x 26.7 cm). Near fine, mat a bit dusty. Item #WRCLIT66077
A design, modeled for a bookend, of a turkey in three-quarter pose viewed from the right in a rest position, feathers unfurled, graphically depicted in classic Art Deco design. Unsigned, but attributed by the former owner to F.E. Greene, an industrial designer holding myriad patents, the earliest among them dating from the 1920s, including those for automobile accessories such as dome lights, automobile door locks and trimplates for both. Additionally in the early 1930s he held patents for methods for precooling refrigerator cars, and ornamental designs for automobile battery storage boxes. He is also credited with being one of the early designers of the PADA radio. He is known to have lived in Westport, CT during 1938.