Chris Diestel sends us another for the UNID files, and it is a real sweetheart. Here is what he has to say about it:
Total length from bend in hooks to eye at front is 4 1/4". Any and all help appreciated. Made of Brass and the body spins counter to the blade in front. Hooks are Japanned enamel.
Chris thinks this might be folk, but I think it is production and I think it may be one of the hundreds of unfound patented lures from the 1880s-1920s. It seems like it is just too well made be to be a one-off lure.
I sure hope someone out there can help Chris out!
-- Dr. Todd