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DAM, Heddon, Creek Chub, Gobel & Ever Ready Lures. Part II

The last article certainly did cause some interest and I want to thank all those people who where kind enoughto supply information.

Various information came to light and here we will just tie up all the loose ends.

Goble & Celluloid Baits

Goble & Celluloid Baits

Walt Hickerson from Tulsa is a collector who specialises in Goble baits and was kind enough to get me a copy of the paper work that came with a bait. This piece of paper belongs to Louie Tate who acquired it from a guy called Kent Clarke also known as Superman by some. [Read more →]

May 31, 2010   3 Comments

DAM, Heddon, Creek Chub, Gobel & Ever Ready Lures.

About seven years ago when I did my first tackle show in Germany I was introduced to the DAM Vampir lure and straight away I thought that it was a copy of the Heddon Gamefisher.

Heddon Gamefisher

Heddon Gamefisher

I did wonder why Heddon never took legal action against DAM and I thought what if Heddon made the bait for DAM? (Or visa versa.) After all the Gamefisher had been introduced in 1923 and had US Patent No. 1,477,756 filed in August 1922 covering its design.

Over the years I have had many conversations with collectors in Germany and America and the conclusion is that no one knows who made them.

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March 28, 2010   9 Comments