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Other Major Lure Companies

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This page is devoted to the 5 major early lure manufacturers. Heddon, Creek Chub, Pflueger, Shakespeare, and South Bend. There is so much to offer from these companies, that one could not collect them all in a lifetime. Below are some examples.

 

James Heddon and Sons       Dowagiac, Michigan

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Heddon Minnows in Green Crackleback.
 

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Heddon Wood Box model #100 Minnow. c. 1908 Heddon L-rig model #150 Minnow. c. 1917 Heddon Wood Box model #150 Minnow. c. 1908
     

 

 
 
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Heddon #1600 Deep Diving Wiggler and Box. c. 1915

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Heddon L-rig model #100 Minnow. c. 1917

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Heddon Bass Bug and Box.
   
   
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Heddon Artistic Minnow and Bouy. c. 1907 Heddon #402 Bucktail Surface Minnow. c.1908
     
     
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Heddon "OO" Minnow. c. 1915 Heddon #350 Musky Surfusser. c. 1937 Heddon Dowagiac #900 Swimming Minnow. c.1910
 
         
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Ultra Casting Minnow. This is a Heddon Contract Minnow. c. 1907
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Heddon #3000 Spin-Diver. c. 1918       Heddon #300 Surface Minnow. c.1918
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  Heddon "Slope Nose" Expert. c. 1907-08, Dowagiac, Michigan.  
     

 

South Bend Bait Company    South Bend, Indiana
     
     
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  South Bend Vacuum Bait. c. 1921   Early South Bend Surf-Oreno. c. 1916  
     

 

Pflueger Enterprise Mfg. Co.  Akron, Ohio
     
     
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Pflueger Surprise Minnow and Box, c. 1915, Akron, Ohio. 3 Pflueger Metalized Minnows. c. 1912 3 early Pflueger Competitor Minnows. c. pre 1910
     
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Pflueger Kent Floater. c. 1912, Akron, Ohio.
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Pflueger Wizard Minnow. c. 1903   Pflueger Wizard Wooden Minnow in original Wood Slide Top Box. Akron, Ohio, c. 1903
 

 

William Shakespeare Co.      Kalamazoo, Michigan
     
     
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Shakespeare painted Baby Revolution with Rhodes Props. c. 1909
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Shakespeare B-notch prop Musky Revolution and 2 Baby Revolutions. c. 1902
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Shakespeare painted standard Revolution with B-Notched props. c. 1909
     
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Group of Shakespeare Revolutions. c. 1902-1909
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Shakespeare #44 Minnow and Box and large paperwork. c. 1918, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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Shakespeare #44 Minnow in Wood Box. c. 1909, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
     
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Kalamazoo Minnow. c. 1904
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Shakespeare Whirlwind Spinner. c. 1910
  Shakespeare Whirlwind Spinner. c. 1910
     

 

Creek Chub Bait Company    Garrett, Indiana
     
     
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Frame of Creek Chub Wee Dees, Weed Bugs, Pollywiggles, and Gar Minnows.
     
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Creek Chub #100 Wiggler. c. 1910
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Creek Chub Sucker. c. 1932, Garrett, Indiana.
 
     
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Creek Chub Gar Minnow. c. 1927, Garrett, Indiana.
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Creek Chub Big Bug Wiggler. c. 1920, Garrett, Indiana.   Creek Chub Weed Bug. c. 1927, Garrett, Indiana.
     

 

 


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