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A Vintage Fly Swatter I am Thimking 1950's-1960's

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Got a third fly swatter so it looks like I now have a collection. I think when you have three of something it becomes a collection.
    This is type they had before the plastic ones used today. It uses a material like the that of a window screen. Minimum wind resitance which not only makes it faster but gives the fly less warning. Flies can sense a air pressure coming down on them, it is a natural defense as lots of animals like to eat flies but sadly there are never enough to eat all the flies. Back to this exciting swatter of flies I see it has stitching as opposed to staples to attach the trim. That makes me think that it is early 1960's at the latest.
    I have a fancier one I posted earlier and the fly shaped one. The fly shaped one may just be a decorator piece but it looks neat. I prefer a proper vintage fly swatter myself.

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Agree fort, the regular squarish shapes work best, but that fly shaped one sure is cute
    2. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      No Fly's on you fort!!! I've used the one with a hole in the middle of the swatter. Gives them a fighting chance!!! Just Kidding.
    3. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      I have a primitive one that I`ll have to post, made of leather.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. Yes the fly one is indeed cute.

      Thank you very much Stuff. I use bug spray.

      Thank you very much Rob. I look forward to it.

      Thank you very much keramikos. His MIL is practical.
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      Hahaha... I thot that was a fly swatter! Too funny and I can't believe anyone actually still has these! Pretty cool.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much shareurpassion. They are now antiques.
    7. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      Love these! I have ne somewhere (?)

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