Old Fishing Lures Made by Miscellaneous Makers
thousands of old antique fishing lure makers out there, it could take years to
do specific pages for them on. In this section of the Old fishing Lure, we will
focus on and pay homage to the lesser known makers.
definition the word miscellaneous means having various traits, and consisting of
diverse things or members. Without some of the forethought and diversity of
these antique fishing lure makers, I don't know if the top 4-5 Antique Fishing
lure makers would be who and
or what they are today in the fishing lure collectables and fishing tackle
will not be in any specific order other than I will try to follow the line that
was created in the Misc. Lure galleries, and will only discuss lures that are
shown in those galleries.
For a more
visual representation without all the details of these antique fishing lures please visit the Misc Lure
Gallery from the
Made by George Bolton, Detroit
Michigan. Circa 1923, Patent # 1,477,864 shown below. This minnow features interchangeable
back pieces in 5 different colors. Lure was available in a glass eyed model and
a no eyed model. The ABC minnow also had a few fish decoy brother and sisters.
Franklin A Alger Minnow
Made by Franklin A Alger, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Circa 1910. Franklin Alger's
baits come in a variety of models, sizes and colors. Franklin Alger was a
influential force in the Old Fishing Lure world, similarities between his works
can be viewed in other larger manufactured lures, such as Heddon, and Rush
Tango. The most common of the Alger's and the two the were the most commercial
available were the Getsem, and the Tantalizers.
Nemahbin Weedless Minnow
Made by A.F. Bingenheimer, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Metalized Finish, Circa 1905.
Lure is available in both painted and metalized finish. Nemahbin, is a lake not
to far from Milwaukee, which is know to be a weedy lake. Those, giving use some
link to the famous Bing's Weedless hooks that were offered by other old fishing
lure makers such as South Bend.
Browns Wiggle Tail Lure
Made by D.W. Brown, Akron, Ohio. Circa 1904, Patent # 777,491shown below. As the lure propeller Spins it
causes the tail to flap. This little gem is a
wooden bait but has a tail made of
celluloid . This classic old fishing lure also features a hanging
Case Rotary Marvel Lure
Made by Case bait Company, Detroit, Michigan. Circa 1910.
This antique fishing lure features a Nickel Plated Rotating Head, with Neverfail
hardware. The Case Rotary marvel is often found in Red, White, and yellow
bodies. A few companies have and did make similar baits. The Neverfail hardware
was patented on April 24, 1911 and can be seen in the
Pflueger Patent Gallery.