Deconstructing Old Ads
with Bill Sonnett
The Creek Chub Duck Decoy (1904)
In August of 1904 this advertisement appeared in National Sportsman magazine. H.S. Dill patented this folding duck decoy in 1903 when he was 30 years old and 13 years before he became one of the founders of the Creek Chub Bait Co in 1916. Since the "discovery" of this advertisement about 15 years ago, several of these decoys have been located.
-- Dr. Todd