3. J. N. Dodge Factory

The Dodge Factory of Detroit, MI, was in operation ca.1883-1905, permanently closing in 1908. Dodge had purchased the Peterson Decoy Factory and used Peterson's techniques but not his decoy patterns.

Dodge decoys were generally solid bodied with eyes in early models made of tacks, later models had glass eyes. Putty filler was used at the head/neck joint. The breast of the decoy had swirl type of painting. The Dodge Factory could make any model of duck. One of the rarer Dodge decoys is the Barrow's Goldeneye. The factory also made mergansers, Canada geese and swans.