pre-1920 lure and box
Lure Body Anatomy Sequences
1904 - 1912
Knowledge for Advanced Collectors of Heddon
INDEX & ARTICLES
Heddon Fishing Lure Body Anatomy 1904 - 1912
The body shape progression of Heddon model 100 cup rig lures from 1904 to
150 models shown for 1908 to 1909
Editing by Joe Stagnitti
Not all body shapes are represented. See the article by Bill Sonnett
in the Premier issue (1991) of the NFLCC Magazine for a full discussion of
c.1904, 100, three belly weights, slim body, brass hardware.
2. c. 1905, 150, two belly
weights brass hardware, high forehead, sweeping gill marks.
3. c. 1907, 100, two belly
weights, nickel hardware. Paper
4. c. 1908, 100, one belly
weight, nickel hardware, blunt nose.
5. c. 1911, 100, one belly
weight, fat body, no name on prop, white box model.
6. c. 1912-15, 100, one belly
weight, slimmer fat body, with name on prop.
c.1904, 100: three belly
wt., no name on prop, box: 'New' Dowagiac wood box
2. c. 1905, 100,
two belly weights, no name on prop, box See additional
1905 body styles and
3. c. 1907,
100, two belly weights, no
name on props, box: Wood box
4. c. 1908,
100,one belly weight, no
name on prop, box: wood box
5. c. 1911,
100 one belly weight, fat
body, no name on prop, box: white box model
6. c. 1912-15,
100, one belly weight, cup rig,
name on prop: white or blue down leaping Bass box
Additional discussion on
white/Pine Tree boxes and
lure size and shape
150 c. 1908 (upper) vs. c. 1909 (lower). Note the pointed nose of
the lower bait. The upper bait is more blunt and called a 'bluntnose'
for that reason.
1908 will be found in a wood box, the 1909 will be found in white box.
That said, it is entirely possible a late type V wood box could have the
1909 lure in it as Heddon would use left over boxes for current lures.
Heddon data and descriptions
1905 Heddon 100's to compare