Physical description of brand:

N.P.W is a burned brand identifying decoys belong to Nelson Price Whitaker. It consists of three block letters; each letter is followed by a period. Each letter is .5 X .5 inches; total brand is 2.5 X .5 inches.


Nelson Price Whitaker (1873-1922) was born in Principio Furnace, Cecil County, Maryland. He was in the fourth generation of the Whitaker family that controlled large timber and mining interests in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
In 1910 he was the general manager of the Whitaker-Glessner Company, Wheeling Corrugating Company, and he served in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1916.

This brand has been identified on the following decoys:

Decoy Maker Species Sex Other Brands on This Decoy
George Lockard Canvasback Drake
George “Was” Barnes Bluebill Drake


Initial Contributor: Darrell Hagar

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