Object Title

Clay pigeon - Ligowsky's Patent

Clay pigeon - Ligowsky's Patent

Date

1890

Object Number

XIII.934

Provenance

Private donation

Physical Description

Made of red clay, and cast in a convex shape. A small tab is cast into the rim. Cast into the center is GEOGE EGESTORFF LINDEN G/H. PAT-LIGOWSKY

Dimensions

Dimensions: Diameter: 115 mm (4.5 in) Weight: 2.25 oz (0.065 kg)

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

This clay target is believed to have been simultaneously invented, by two people, an American, George Ligowsky and a Englishman, McCaskey, in about 1880. Unfortunatly Ligowsky seems to get all the credit. There is also a trap machine designed by Ligowsky.
See article: David Alexander, 'A History of Trapshooting', Guns and Shooting, Jan 1993, pp.18-21.