Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure
The Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure was first introduced around 1931-1933. This Indianapolis Indiana, and Dayton Ohio Produced lure like many other makers was the culmination and consolidation of multiple lure companies coming together. Milt Dunkelberger owned American Display and it is believed he bought the patents to The Carters Lures in the early 1930’s.
Unlike most of the Carter’s Bestever or Dunks line up, the Dunk it lure has glass eyes. This wwoden, glass eyed antique fishing lure measures in at roughly 2 1/2″ in length. This top water popper lure has the slogan “A Real Alarm Clock for Sleepy Bass”. The lure has a painted and concave mouth which inset into it is the lures forward line tie. The lures mouth angles upward to and nose or point of the circle. This antique fishing lure has two treble hooks, the forward-most being secured with a cup rig type hardware.
This seldom seen lure is quite hard to find but if found, can be seen in a few different colors and can be found without eyes. The paint scheme can range from a solid colors to a more ornate spotted to a tiger stripe paint scheme finish.