The UNID Files #18: The Case of the Ohio English Minnow
Jeff Henry emailed me with a cool metal box without the lure and was hoping someone had run across this before. Here's what Jeff wrote:
I have recently found this box. Do you have any info. The labels are made of thick paper and put on the box. The box says the lure is made of a hard rubber composition and has glass eyes.
This is an English-looking rubber bait and from the looks of the box probably dates from the 1920s or early 1930s. It's very neat.
So…has anyone seen one before?
UPDATE: No less an authority than Joe Stagnitti has written in to say this is a fake, made to fool collectors! File this one away, folks, for future reference!
-- Dr. Todd