American Lure Patents

American Lure Patents

American Lure Patents is a
comprehensive, fully illustrated guide
to over 3,700 United States patents
issued for lures, flies and fly-rod baits
between 1851 and 1976.

This is simply one of the most valuable tools ever developed for lure collectors and researchers. From its table of contents to its appendix, it's designed to allow you to find the information you need, and find it faster than ever before possible.
  • The table of contents also functions as a handy dating chart for utility, design and reissue patents.
  • Table of Contents
  • The body of the book lists patents chronologically (and consequentially, in numerical order). Each and every patent listing shows:
  • Patent Listing
    • The patent number.
    • The original number of a reissued patent and the reissue number of an original patent (where applicable).
    • The patent date.
    • The name, city and state of each inventor (in roman) and assignee (in italics).
    • An illustration derived from the actual patent diagram and edited to facilitate identification.

  • The appendix is an outstanding tool in its own right. It lists the inventors and assignees alphabetically, together with all of the related patent numbers and their year of issue. You can see instantly all the lure patents associated with the inventor or company you're researching. As an added benefit, it's also a quick way to determine the time frame in which the person or company operated.
  • Appendix

American Lure Patents
will pay for itself the first time
you use it to discover whether your
potential purchase is trash or treasure.


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American Lure Patent Compendium

American Lure Patent Compendium, Volume 1 (1852-1949) American Lure Patent Compendium, Volume 2 (1950-1975)


This two-volume CD set is the
ideal companion to American Lure Patents.
It contains the complete original text
and diagrams — over 11,500 pages — of
each and every patent.

On these CDs, the patent image files are stored by date range. For easy access, each of these folders is further categorized by each of the three patent types (utility, design and reissue) that are of interest to tackle collectors. The patent number and the patent page number are reflected in the patent image filename, so you can quickly and easily locate the files you seek.

The patent image files, as supplied by the USPTO, can often be improved with a bit of tweaking. This is one of the major reasons each Compendium also contains a combination TIFF reader and editor that can be used to perform such useful tasks as:

  • Cropping or resizing the image to fit on standard-size paper.
  • Rotating the image file to straighten it.
  • Deleting extraneous black bars and blotches.

When one thinks of all the hours of research
that went into this and the time it will ultimately
save the collector, the cost is insignificant.
After thirty seconds of examination,
my comment was, "When can I get one?"
I consider the information that the book and
CDs provide to be invaluable.

— Gibby Gibson
President, NFLCC
(National Fishing Lure Collectors Club)



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There are far too many inventors and assignees to list,
but these are some of the many companies that are represented:

A

  • Abbey & Imbrie
  • Accetta and Son Company, Tony
  • Ackerman, Fred
  • Ackerman, Jasper Leander
  • Action Lure Co.
  • Activated Lure Company
  • Actual Lure Company, Inc.
  • Airex Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Aitken, James E.
  • Aktiebolaget Urfabriken (ABU)
  • Alaska Tackle Company
  • Alger, Franklin A.
  • All Star Bait Company
  • Allcock-Laight & Westwood Company (AL&W)
  • Al-Lure-O Baits
  • Al’s Goldfish Lure Company
  • A-Lure, Inc.
  • Ament-Douglass Manufacturing Corp.
  • American Display Company
  • American Fork & Hoe Company
  • American Hardware Company
  • Anderson & Son, Inc.
  • Anderson Bait Company
  • Antioch Bait Company
  • Arbogast Company, Inc., Fred
  • Arntz, Adolph
  • Art Wire & Stamping Company
  • Atom Manufacturing Company

B

  • B&M Products Company
  • Babbitt, E.J. & J.C.
  • Bacon, George H.
  • Bailey & Elliott
  • Baker, Murray & Imbrie, Inc.
  • Baker’s Tab Wobblers Manufacturing Company
  • Bate, Thomas H.
  • Bates Baits Company
  • Bead Chain Manufacturing Company
  • Bear Creek Bait Company
  • Beaver Bait Company
  • Bennetts Lures
  • Bentley, John
  • Berry-Lebeck Manufacturing Company
  • Bidwell, Clifford W.
  • Biernat Tackle Manufacturing Company
  • Biff Bait Company
  • Bite-Em-Bait Company
  • Blackburn, George W.
  • Blee & Helmkamp
  • Blimp’s Mr. Mouse Fishing Tackle Co.
  • Blodgett, William G.
  • Blue Spring Bait Manufacturing Company
  • Bobopen, Inc.
  • Bohannan, Joe
  • Bomber Bait Company
  • Bonafide Manufacturing Company
  • Bonnett Bait Company
  • Boone Bait Company, Inc.
  • Boshears Tackle Company
  • Bowersox, George F.
  • Brainerd Bait Company
  • Bright-Eye-Lure Products
  • Brinker-Hoff Company
  • Brunswick Corporation
  • Brush, Henry C.
  • Buckeye Bait Corporation
  • Buck’s Baits
  • Buel, Julio T.
  • Bunyan Bait Company, Paul
  • Burke Bait Company
  • Burke Flexo-Products Company
  • Burroughs & Company, F.S.

C

  • Calinet Company
  • Canadian Fish Hook Manufacturing Company
  • Capt. Jim Strader, Inc.
  • Carpano & Pons
  • Carpenter Manufacturing Corporation
  • Carroll-Walton Engineering Co., Inc.
  • Carter Bait Company
  • Carter’s Bestever Bait Company
  • Chapman, W.D.
  • Chapman, William D.
  • Charmer Minnow Company
  • Chicago Tool & Stamping Company
  • Christiansen, Oscar
  • Clark Brothers
  • Clark Company, C.A.
  • Clark Manufacturing Company, C.A.
  • Clewell, Robert L.
  • Coldwater Bait Company
  • Colger Manufacturing Company
  • Comstock, Harry
  • Conroy, Thomas J.
  • Cooper Hewitt Electric Company
  • Cooper, Charles F.
  • Crandall, Henry F.
  • Creek Chub Bait Company
  • Creme Lure Company
  • Crutchfield, William O.
  • Culver Tackle Manufacturers

D

  • Dahlquist, E.A.
  • Darby, T&M (also Darby, M.L.)
  • Davis Fishing Tackle Company, Les
  • Davis Rubber Company
  • Davis Spinner Company, Dave
  • De Long Lures, Inc.
  • Dean, Howard O.
  • Del-Lamar Industries
  • Detroit Bait Company
  • Dewitt Baits, Bill
  • Dickens Bait Company
  • Dido Lures, Inc.
  • Donaly Bait Company, Jim (also Donaly Baits, Jim)
  • Doodle-Sockr Company, Inc.
  • Drake, Harry F.
  • Drift-A-Lure, Inc.
  • du Pont de Nemours & Company, E.I.
  • Duhamel and Son, Chas.
  • Dukes & Company

E

  • Edgren Manufacturing Company
  • Edon Bait Company
  • Eger Bait Manufacturing Company
  • Electronic Units, Inc.
  • Enterprise Manufacturing Company
  • Eppinger, Lou J.
  • Eureka Bait Company
  • Evans Case Company
  • Ewert, Walter S.

F

  • Fair Play Industries
  • Falls Bait Company
  • Felix Supply House
  • Fenner Weedless Bait Company
  • Fiey, Lester
  • Finizen Lures, Inc.
  • Finline Tackle Company
  • Fischer-Schuberth Co.
  • FisHair, Incorporated
  • Fishrite Bait Co.
  • Flood, Fred L.B.
  • Florida Artificial Bait Company, Inc.
  • Florida Casting Bait Company
  • Fly Fish Kit Company
  • FMF Lures
  • Form-A-Lure Co.
  • Foss, Al
  • Franklin Feth-R-Fin Bait Company
  • French, Louis O.

G

  • Gadget-Of-The-Month Club, Inc.
  • Gaide, Carl J.W.
  • Garcia Corporation
  • Garrison, George H.
  • General Tool Company
  • Gere Bait Company
  • Gibbs Tool and Stamping Works, Ltd.
  • Gladding Corporation
  • Glasgow Lure Company
  • Glo-lure, Inc.
  • Goble Bait
  • Gopher Bait Company
  • Green-Wyle Company
  • Greider, Jethro A.
  • Grube, William J.

H

  • H&T Manufacturing Company
  • Haas Tackle Company
  • Halik Company
  • Hall, Floyd
  • Hamilton Manufacturing, F.B.
  • Hardy, William A.
  • Harlow, John R.
  • Harris, Charles R.
  • Hartig, Donald H.
  • Harvey, Jim
  • Haskell, Riley
  • Hastings Company, Jas. T.
  • Hastings Sporting Goods Company
  • Hastings Sporting Goods Works
  • Hayes Bait Company
  • Heddon, James
  • Heddon’s Sons, James
  • Helin Tackle Company
  • Henning & Baldwin
  • Herington Bait Company, Bill
  • Herring Magic, Inc.
  • Hew Plastic Sales
  • Hibbard, Charles B.
  • Hildebrandt Company, John J.
  • Hill, Lysander S.
  • Hinckley, Livingston S.
  • Hinkle Tackle Company
  • Hoefer Lures
  • Hofschneider Corp.
  • Holdenline Company
  • Hookzem Bait Company
  • Hopkins Fishing Lures Company, Inc.
  • Hopkins, Robert L.
  • Hornet, Inc.
  • Hosmer Company, J.D.
  • Howe, Francis O.
  • Hub Company
  • Huntington Company, L.B.

I

  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Imbrie, Charles F.
  • Immell Bait Company
  • Irgens, Jorgen

J

  • J&R Tackle Company
  • Jacobs, Edward L.
  • James, William H.
  • Jamison Company, W.J.
  • Jeffers & Bailey, Inc.
  • Jeffers Manufacturing Company
  • Jemco Bait Company
  • Jennings Fishing Tackle Company
  • Johnson Company, Louis
  • Johnson, C.A.
  • Johnson, Louis
  • Jordan, Frank
  • Junod & Company, P. (also Junod, Paul)

K

  • Kalamazoo Fishing Tackle Company
  • Kalamazoo Tackle Company
  • Kalvig & Company, Inc.
  • Kane, James M.
  • Kautzky Manufacturing Company
  • K-B Bait Company
  • Keeling, Fred C.
  • Kewell-Stewart
  • Key, Clyde E.
  • Kimmich
  • King Bait Company
  • Klein, Henry
  • Knowles
  • Koepke Lure Company
  • Kringfisher Company
  • Kumm, Arthur J.
  • Kush

L

  • L&S Bait Company
  • L.S. Bait Company
  • LaGrange Bait Company
  • Land-O-Tackle, Inc.
  • Lane & Company
  • Lane Manufacturing Company
  • Lauby Bait Company
  • Layfield Lures
  • Leberman & Jacobs
  • Lectrolure Company, Inc.
  • Leeper, Henry
  • Leon Tackle Company
  • Lie, Cornelius
  • Lloyd & Company
  • Lockhart, Edward J.
  • Loop A Line, Inc.
  • Lowe, William T.J.
  • Lucky Bunny Bait Company
  • Luhr Jensen & Sons
  • Lull Bait Company, Edward
  • Lurex, Inc.
  • Lutz Pork Bait Company

M

  • Mack, Albert G.
  • Magic Minnow Bait Company
  • Magnus Oceanic Corporation
  • Makall Corporation
  • Mann, John Henry
  • Marine Specialty Manufacturing Company
  • Martin Fish Lure Company
  • Martin, Samuel D.
  • Martz Tackle
  • Mason Fish Lure Company
  • Maxwell Manufacturing Company
  • McClellan Industries, Inc.
  • McCormic Bait Company
  • McHarg, John B.
  • McMahon, Harry
  • Medley, Harry L.
  • Mercoy Tackle Company
  • Mercury Worm Lure Company
  • Meridian Tackle Company
  • Mermade Bait Company, Inc.
  • Metal Fabric Company
  • Michigan Tackle Company
  • Miles Bait Company, William C.
  • Mille Lacs Manufacturing Company
  • Mills, Thomas B.
  • Millsite Tackle Company
  • Minser Tackle Company
  • Miracle Lure, Inc.
  • Missouri Bait Company
  • Moccasin Sporting Goods
  • Mohawk River Tackle Company
  • Moonlight Bait Company
  • Moore, Thomas J.
  • Mueller-Perry Company, Inc.
  • Muskovie-Bomb
  • Myers & Spellman

N

  • National Expert Bait Company, Inc.
  • Natural Fly Company
  • Nebco Precision Manufacturing Company
  • Nelson Plug Company, Inc.
  • Neon Mickey Bait Company
  • Ness Company, Joseph M.
  • Neukom Brothers Manufacturing Company
  • New Laurel Bait Company
  • Nickel Tackle Company
  • Nickelure Line, Inc.
  • Normark Corporation
  • North American Tackle Company
  • Northeast Engineering, Inc.

O

  • Oberlin Canteen, Inc.
  • O’Brien, Richard F.
  • Ogene Company
  • Oletime Woodsman’s Line
  • Oliver & Gruber
  • O’Neil, Johnny
  • Orchard Industries
  • Outing Manufacturing Company
  • Ozark Bait Company

P

  • P&K, Inc.
  • P&S (Pealer and Sloat)
  • Pachner & Koehler, Inc.
  • Pachner & Koller, Inc.
  • Paulson, Fred
  • Paw Paw Bait Company
  • Peckinpaugh Company, E.H.
  • Pecos River Tackle Company
  • Pemberton & Sons, Uz. C.
  • Pepper, Joseph E.
  • Pepper, Jr., John
  • Perry’s Fish Lure Company
  • Peru Bait Company
  • Peterson, Oscar
  • Petrie, L.W.
  • Pfeiffer Live Bait Holder Company
  • Pflueger Company, E.A.
  • Pflueger, Ernest F.
  • Piro Realistic Bait Company
  • Plastics Research & Development Corp.
  • Pneumatic Surf Fish Company
  • Point Jude Baits, Inc.
  • Pope & Company, Eddie
  • Pope Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Porter, Richard Owen
  • Porth Baits
  • Puls & Wencka Bait Company
  • Pulver, Lynn E.

Q

  • Quy-l-ur-e

R

  • Rainbow Sporting Goods
  • Rainey, Perry H.
  • Raymond Company, C.S.
  • Raymond Lee Organization, Inc.
  • Read & Sons, William
  • Redford Plastic & Novelty Company
  • Reed Propeller Company, Inc.
  • Reekers, Andy
  • Remington Arms Company, Inc.
  • Revere Rubber Company
  • Reynolds Decoy Company, J.W.
  • Ric-Jig Tackle, Inc.
  • Rinehart Tackle Company, Fred
  • Ringley & Crockett, Inc.
  • R-K Tackle Company
  • Roberts Bait Company, C.C.
  • Robfin Industries
  • Rochester Spinner Company
  • Roller Flasher Company
  • Roman, Floyd
  • Ropher Tackle Company
  • Ross Manufacturing Company
  • Royston, Willard L.
  • Russelure Mfg. Co., Inc.

S

  • Saarela, John H.
  • Schaefer, O.C.
  • Schaller Bait Company
  • Schnell Bait Company
  • Schoonie
  • Schrenker Bait Company
  • Schroeder, Fred H.
  • Schuyler Development Corporation
  • Shakespeare Company
  • Shakespeare Reel Works
  • Shakespeare, Jr. Company, William
  • Shoff Fishing Tackle Company
  • Shurebite Artificial Bait Company
  • Shurebite Bait Company (also Surebite, Inc.)
  • Shurkatch Fishing Tackle Co., Inc.
  • Simco
  • Sinclair, George
  • Skinner, Gardiner Mills
  • Smithwick
  • South Bend Bait Company
  • South Bend Tackle Company, Inc.
  • Springfield Novelty Manufacturing Company
  • Sta-Kot
  • Staley Marine, Inc.
  • Steen, Howard W.
  • Steffensen, Marius E.
  • Stembridge Products, Inc.
  • Stevermer, F.J.
  • Storm Plastics, Inc.
  • Streak-O-Lean Lure Company
  • Streamliner Stainless Steel Lures
  • Streich Manufacturing Company
  • Strike King Lure Company, Inc.
  • SU Swimming Frog, Inc.
  • Suick Lure Company
  • Sunnybrook Lure Company
  • Swannee Dee Industries
  • Swarthout, Gerald
  • Syracuse Bamboo Furniture Company
  • Syracuse Fish Rod Company

T

  • Tempter Bait Company
  • Texas Tackle Company, Inc.
  • Thoren, A.H.
  • Toledo Bait Company
  • Tradewinds, Inc.
  • Trans-Lure Bait Company
  • Trans-World Instruments
  • Travelure, Inc.
  • Tricky Fishing Equipment Co.
  • Tri-Mee Fishing Tackle Mfg. Co.
  • Trixter Lures
  • Troller Tackle Company (Griffith Marine)
  • Trolling Supply Company
  • Turner Brothers
  • Tuttle Devil Bug Co., O.C.
  • Twinminnow Bait Company

U

  • U.S. Specialty Company
  • Under-Wonder Company
  • United States Radium Corp.
  • Upson Development Corporation
  • Upson Machine Products, Inc.

V

  • Van Hee Brothers Company
  • Vaughn Tackle Company
  • Vermilion Bait Company
  • Vesco Bait Company
  • Victor Comptometer Corporation
  • Vogels of California
  • vom Hofe, Edward

W

  • Wakeman, Archer
  • Walker & Sons
  • Walton Company, E.
  • Walton Products Company
  • Warobiew Lure Co., John
  • Webb Industries, Inc., Hank
  • Weber
  • Weezel Bait Company
  • Weis Enterprises, D.N.
  • Welch & Graves
  • Weller Company, Erwin
  • Wheeler-Lunbeck Manufacturing Co.
  • White Cloud Farms, Inc.
  • Whitney Sporting Goods Company
  • Wiggler Manufacturing Company
  • Wilson, M.E.
  • Wilt Manufacturing Company, Clinton
  • Winchester Repeating Arms Company
  • Wingfoot Corporation
  • Winnie Bait Company, Bert
  • Wise Sportsman’s Supply Co.
  • Wood Manufacturing Company
  • Woods and Company, F.C.
  • Worth Company
  • Wright & McGill Company

Y

  • Yakima Bait Company
  • Yates Baits, L-Y

Z

  • Zink Artificial Bait Company




       


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