Title: Heddon Fishing Tackle Retro Vintage Tin Sign Format: Tin Sign view MORE Tin Signs
Tin Signs are newly made metal posters that are often distressed to look vintage. They have small holes for easy hanging. Size: 16 x 12.5 inches (32 x 41 cms) SKU: 637075
Details: This is a brand new tin sign. It shows a fish going after a lure. The text reads 'Heddon Genuine Dowagiac Fishing Tackle. Big Bass Prefer Frogs. Rods, Reels, Baits, Lines.'
Heddon is a brand of artificial fishing lures created by James Heddon, (originally a beekeeper) who is credited with the invention of the first artificial fishing lures made of wood in the late 1890s. The Heddon Company was founded in 1902 to sell the lures. They were originally made by hand in the Heddon family kitchen in Dowagiac, Michigan. By 1910 they had a sales distributor in Canada and a new factory in Dowagiac. By 1950 the Heddon brand name was well known and they were producing over 12,000 lures a day. In their growth years, the company also made rods, reels and other peripheral fishing gear.