(1838 - 1912)
Fred Allen was active/lived in Illinois. Fred Allen is known for Decoy carving, wild fowl hunting inventions.
Biography Fred Allen
Fred A. Allen (1838-1912) Monmouth, IL
Fred Allen became one of Illinois' most notable outdoorsman and sportsman. With the heightened demand for sports accessories caused by area hunters and gunning clubs, Allen turned his attention to the production of decoys, callers, custom-made boats and other sporting goods. Allen was of the imaginative sort and invented products like the bow-facing oar.
A few of his inventions were even patented, like "Allen's Nickel-Plated Duck Caller," the first mass-produced duck caller in Illinois. He also devised a "Frame for Supporting Dead Birds as Decoys" which came in three different sizes and sold for four dollars a dozen (Loomis 158). Obviously decoys were not Allen's primary purs
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