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Spring Hooks About Spring-Loaded Fish Hooks, Traps and Lures Authors Tim Mierzwa and Bill Blauser Historical Perspective of Spring Loaded Fishhooks Spring-Loaded Fish Hooks Spring Loaded Steel Fish Traps Spring Loaded Fishing Lures Photo Album of Lures, Hooks & Traps

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The Von Glover Ferguson Fish and Alligator Trap

Book Details
Number of Pages: 304
Binding: Hardback
Dimensions: 11" x 8.5" x 1"
Published: 2005
This book is divided into two sections. The first section deals with spring-loaded and mechanical fishhooks and metal killer fish traps. The second deals with spring-loaded and mechanical fishing lures and spoons. Each section is arranged chronologically when dates are known, with the oldest items appearing first.

The majority of the items in the book were granted letters of patent from the United States government, which means that each item was unique and had something about it that had been that was substantially different than anything that had been invented before. Since it was patented, one can be assured as to not only where an item is from, but when it was made, by whom it was made and why it was different than anything that had preceded it.
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In some instances the items in this book are best represented by use of a computer scan. When noted, these scans are exactly to scale. This is important because many spring-loaded hooks came in different sizes, and when a scan is to scale, a hook may be laid directly on the page to match the size exactly. In other instances, color photographs are used, and in others a combination of the two.

Unless otherwise noted, the items that appear in this book are in the collections of and belong to one of the authors.