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Vintage Lures from Yester year / Old Bomber Lure Insert
« Last post by Bob Clifton on May 14, 2023, 08:12:07 AM »
Here is a scan of an Old Bomber Lure Box Insert.
You can click on the image to enlarge it but the Quality SUCKS but will work on it in an editor to try and make it More Gooder  :o
« Last post by Wompus Cat on May 13, 2023, 05:09:14 PM »


The 2023 San Antonio Lure & Tackle Show
Thursday September 21st thru Saturday September 23rd
This show begins with room trading on Thursday and continues through Friday at the
Fairfield Inn & Suites by (Marriot San Antonio NE/Schertz), 5008 Corridor Loop Rd, Schertz, Texas.
The discounted room rate for this show is $104/per night for single king and $114/per night for double queen. To receive this rate, call 210-658-1466 and mention the group code SALS. The discounted rate can be used from September 20th-24th however only the 21st-22nd are official room trading days.
The show continues on Saturday, September 23rd, at the VFW Post #8315, 1000 Farm-To-Market Rd 78, Schertz, Texas 78154. The doors will open for those registered at 7:30am.
Doors open to the public at 9:00am with the auction beginning at 11:00am (Show ends at 1:30pm).
Public Admission: $10 per person, children under 16 are FREE.
Registration -$25
Spouses and Non-trading guest- FREE
To register, please email with your full name, and number of tables desired, see payment methods below. You can also register by calling Logan directly at 210-776-6181.
You can pay registration through one of the following options:
• Cash or check in person at the hotel/show
• Mail a check payable to Logan Stewart at 207 Palo Grande, San Antonio, Texas,78232
• Pay with Paypal to 210-776-6181
• Pay Logan Stewart at the Temple show
Contact Show Host Logan Stewart at 210-776-6181 for more information..
Vintage Lure Company's / Old newspaper ad
« Last post by Loganrstewart on May 10, 2023, 08:43:31 PM »
Anybody like old lure newspaper ads? If there's a lure or lure company you want researched just let me know
Vintage Lures from Yester year / Re: OLD TEXAS LURE !!!
« Last post by Wompus Cat on May 10, 2023, 08:14:42 PM »
I was digging through some old pix and ran across it . I have more info forthcoming as well as more old lure patents.
« Last post by Loganrstewart on May 10, 2023, 08:14:17 PM »
Here is the current flyer for the San Antonio Lure show. I want to clarify it is called the S.A.L.T. show because S.A.L.T is an acronym for San Antonio Lure & Tackle, ALL types of lures and tackle are welcome (Salt and freshwater!). I hope to see some of y'all there, feel free to reach out to me with any question.

Vintage Lures from Yester year / Re: OLD TEXAS LURE !!!
« Last post by Loganrstewart on May 10, 2023, 08:06:58 PM »
Where'd you find that? Thats a real wild lure for the time, I wonder if one has ever been found.
Vintage Lure Company's / Creek CHUB SIGN
« Last post by Wompus Cat on May 10, 2023, 08:40:12 AM »
Here is their Sign from long ago

Vintage Lures from Yester year / OLD TEXAS LURE !!!
« Last post by Wompus Cat on May 10, 2023, 05:28:12 AM »
Here is what has to be one of the First TEXAS LURES MADE



Specification of Letters Patent.
i'atented June 1a, 1908.
Application filed- .Tune 14, 1907. Serial No. 379,018.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARnEY D. CALD- WELL, a citizen of the UnitedSt'ates, residm at Paris, in the county of Lamar and State Texas, have invented new and useful Imroveinents in Artificial Bait, of which the following is a specification.
This invention is an improved artificial bait to simulate the motions of live bait, and
comprises a figure for attachment to a line, having an angularly movable portion and a motor to operate such angplarly movable portion, as hereinafterdescri ed and claimed.
7 In the accompanying drawings,-Fi gure 1' is an elevation o a bait embodying'm mvention. Fig. 2 is a top lan view of t e same with a portion of the ody shownin section.
- Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal central secthis particular.
portion, here shown as the tail 2.\ The body" comprises a pair of members 3 which are sepaf rable from each other and are connected together by a screw or other suitable'device 4 which extends transversely therethrough.
The, said body portion is formed with a chamher -5 which is made partly in each of the members 3 and the rear end of which is open. A spring motor 6 is placed in said chamber and is provided with a waterproof-casing 7 which prevents the parts of such motor from etting wet when the bait is submerged and m use for fishing. Such motor is shown as provided witha winding shaft-8 which is vertically disposed, extends downwardly throu h an opening in the lower portion of the body and is provided with a head or button 9 to enable such sprin to be turned. A pinion 10 is secured to t c said shaft at the lower side of the motor casing and is engaged by a spring-pressed pawl 11, the spring which presses such pawl into engagement with such pinion bein shown at 12 in Fi 5.. The sprin 13, w 'ch may be wound hy turning t e s aft 8 serves to-drive a master car 14 v whichengages a pinion 15.0n the s aft 16 that also carries aspeed-reducing gear 17. Such gear engages a pinion 18 on a shaft 19 whichalso carries a speed-reducin gear 20 that engages a pinion 21 on the sha t 22. A crank dlsk 23 is secured on the upper end of the said shaft which extends above the upper side of the motor casing- A pin 24 is shown attached to the upper side of the motor casing, extended through'the upper portion of the body of the bait figure and provided at its upper end with a rin or eye 25 to which a line 26 may be attache which line serves to suspend the bait figure in the water to sup-v port the same at any suitable depth below the surface of the water.
A speed-regulating device is employed for the spring motor, which device is here shown as a screw 27 which 0 crates in a threaded opening in the upper si e of the motor casing,
but extends upwardly through a vertical opening in the body of the bait figure, is prov1ded at its upper end with a button or like device 28, whereby it may be readily turned, I
and is provided at its lower end with a friction shoe 29 which may be cylindricalin form or of any other suitable shape and may, by properly turning such screw 27, be caused to bear frictionally to any desired extent on the master gear 14 to retard the revolution of such master gear and hence regulate thev speed of the motor. By turning such screw 27 far enough such master gear may be entirely prevented from rotating and hence prevent the spring from runnin down.
The body portion of the bait hgure is here shown as provided on opposite sides with hooks 30 which depend therefrom near the head thereof.
" The angularly movable tail portion 2 of the bait figure is here shown as comprising a pair of longitudinal members 31 secured together by screws or the hke devices 32. The said tail portion of the bait figure has a longitudinal opening or chamber. 33 therein which is open at the front end thereof and widens toward such front end. The rear portion of the body is semi-cylindrical in form, as at 34. The front portion of the tail is provided with a'substantlally semi-circular recess 35 close to such semi-cylindrical-rear end portion 32' of the .bodyso that the side edges at'the front corners of the tail portion overla the rounded'rear end of the body to hide. t e joint between the body and the tail of the figure. t
. In Fig. 3 the body portion ofthe figure is cured thereto, as by springs 37.
' rovided at its front portion on its upper and shown as provided at its rear end, at its upper and lower edges, with metallic plates 36 se- The tail is ower sides with metallic arms 38 which are recessed therein, as at 39, and have their rear portions secured thereto, as by screws 40. The front portions of said arms pass over the joint between the body and tail, overlap the plates 36 and are pivotally connected to such plates, as at 41, thereby effecting a pivotal connection between the tail and body to enable the tail to move angularly with reference to the body to simulate the motions of the tail of a fish when in the act of swimming.
A rocking arm 42 has its front portion bifurcated to form fork arms 43 which receive the rear portion of the motor casing and are attached to the upper and lower ends of a spindle 44, whereby such rocking arm is piv- A link 46 is pivotally connected to such arm 45, as at 47, and is connected also to a wrist member 48 which projects from the crank ,disk 23. 1
It will be understood from the foregoing that when the spring motor is in operation rovided on opposite sides with hooks 49 whlch depend therefrom.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new, is
1. A bait of the class described comprising a body portion having its rear end substantially semi-cylindrical in form, and a tail portion pivotally connected to the body portion andprovided at its front end with a substantially semi-cylindrical recess receiving the rounded rear end of the body portion and providing side Walls overlapping the rounded rear end of the body portion and tending to hide the joint between the body portion and the tail portion. 4
2. A bait of the class described having an 'angularly movable member, a spring motor to actuate such angularly move a 1e member and provided with a gear, and means to frictionally engage such gear to stop or regulate the speed of such motor.
In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
CHARLEY Witnesses:
« Last post by Wompus Cat on May 01, 2023, 08:55:27 AM »
Well I was able to Amble down to Temple Town and Glad I did .
Met a lot of people I knew online and was able to put some Faces to them .
Great Show ,Really Nice Folks and  after years of being prompted by leland99 joined the NFLCC organization
I was forced to buy quite a few reels for my collection and some just because they were there  ::).

Big Shout Out to Blake Taylor and the others for putting a Great Show Together .It was a lot of work for sure .
Ended up with a one of a Kind Big MO FO  Reel about the size of a Penn 9/0 with some unique characteristics I ain't never seen nor anyone else at the Show .
More Later ......................
And Thanks Again leland99 for the invite !!

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