What is the origin of the pinwheel toy?

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2011-09-17 17:42:54

Pinwheels were used to scare off birds from gardens. Aside from

being decorative they also kept flies and other pesky flying bugs

away from outdoor meals and activities. It was noticed that flies

and birds became alarmed when the fast movement of a pinwheel was

in proximity.

Hi - This answer is about what they are used for, the origins

remain unknown here.

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