Pflueger Globe Lure
The Pflueger Globe Lure is antique lure that seems to span a lot of time for Pflueger Enterprise Lure Company of Akron Ohio. The antique Pflueger Lure was introduced around 1910, and by some accounts even earlier. The lure was first seen with see through hardware. The globe lure bears a striking resemblance to Decker Rotary Head Lures. Later it moved to Neverfail hardware then on to surface rig hardware as shown in the gallery. The globe lure had 3 different models to choose from, this shown being the smallest. This lure the 3700 series number measures in at around 2 3/4″ in length.
The Pflueger Globe Lure featured a rotating head and the prop between the head and the body of the lure. The lure came in a few different color combinations over its life span of at least 60 years. So collectors and admirers of the Globe can enjoy collecting many different variations of hardware, size, style and color. The globe lure shown in the gallery below is housed in the correct Green Edge Pflueger canoe box. The box is correctly marked 3770 LUM Gold for the Luminous and Gold Spotted 2 3/4″ lure. Shown in the bottom of the box is a Pflueger Globe Lure Paper discussing the instructions for use and benefits. Lastly a smaller certificate about Pflueger and its use of the Luminous Paint. Luminous Paint was Pflueger’s first Patent, and was for a paint applied to an artificial lure to make it glow in the night or dark.
Pflueger Globe Lure Gallery
Patent # 272,317 February 13, 1883
Be it known that I, Ernest F. Pflueger, of Akron, in the county of Summit and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Artificial Fish Baits, of which the following is a specification.
My invention has relation to that class of artificial baits in which a gaudy, brilliant, or rapidly moving object is used to attract fish, so that they may be seized by a hook connected with such object.
….The material used should be in the form of a paint, and may be either self-luminous as phosphoric compounds or luminous by an inherent retentive powers, whereby after having been exposed to light it remains luminous for hours afterward. The substance which I prefer to employ is a paint composed of sulphide of calcium and a drying oil or varnish; but any other luminous or phosphorescent material or compound may be used.