TADJ is a burned brand for an individual gunner—Thomas Albert Dwight Jones.  The brand has block letters and is 1.5 inches long and .25 inches high.

Thomas Albert Dwight Jones (TAD Jones, 1887-1957) was a Hall of Fame football coach at Syracuse and Yale, his alma mater, after completing a successful career as a quarterback for the Elis. He later had a lucrative business career and entertained clients at his Mockhorn Island gunning lodge on the eastern shore of Virginia. His brand has been found on decoys by Capt. John Glenn, August Heinefield, and the Holly family.

Other Brands on this decoy:


This brand has been identified on the following decoys:

Maker                                                         Species                                                                  Drake or Hen

1. John Glenn                                                Blackhead/Bluebill                                                    Drake

2. August Heinefield                                    Golden Eye                                                                 Drake

Initial Contributor:  Bill Waibel