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December 28, 1997 - Vol. 2, No. 26

Dillon-Beck Quiver-Lure

Dillon-Beck Quiver-Lure

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then the Quiver-Lure bait by Dillon-Beck Mfg. Co. is certainly a leader in that regard. Seems back in 1940 or so, a fellow named Dillon left the employ of the W. J. Jamison Company of Chicago and opened a fishing lure company of his own called Dillon-Beck Mfg. Co., of Irvington, New Jersey. Dillon-Beck produced a line of fishing lures which went under the trade name "Sport-A-Lure", one of which was the "Quiver-Lure", an almost identical lure to Jamison's "Quiverlure", both in shape and obviously, in name! In Carl Luckey's Old Fishing Lures and Tackle, he indicates that Dillon actually marketed the Jamison Quiverlure as it has been found advertised in Dillon-Beck advertisements.

This lure came in a red and blue box with the company name listed on the front as "Dillonbeck" but on the back as "Dillon-Beck". The company lasted only a couple of years and by 1942, was gone, having produced only one other lure during its brief lifetime called the Killer-Diller.

The value range for this lure is estimated to be between $30 and $40.


Unknown Lure

This 'injured minnow' style lure is made of wood, has tack eyes, and measures 2 1/8" in length. It has two, three-blade props, one on each end. The owner believes this lure may have been made by the Leon Tackle Company of Detroit, Michigan, as it is one of the few companies to use 3-blade props on their lures.

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