Hi Yo Lure
The Hi Yo lure is a lure that give a fisherman or collectors great pause. Stopping for a minute to think what in heavens were they thinking.
The antique lure is Circa 1947, this was a time when we see a increase or influx of fisherman in the US. The years following the great second war saw the American war machine shift from machines focused on death to machines focused on the betterment or enjoyment of life.
The next decade would give rise to the great generation of baby boomers, and one of the greatest housing booms we would ever see, with a nation riding high on its wartime success. It breathed back to life the iconic and rival for the greatest american past time Baseball from its smaller war torn numbers. 1947 would again match up 2 teams that every kids dreams of, the Brooklyn Dodger against the New York Yankees.
While most importantly for baseball, and our country, it was the first time we as a nation saw a African American on a world series diamond, with the great Jackie Robinson. Jackie once said “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” And I think as I write this almost 60 years later, if we could yet again bring forth and live those famous words we could make this a better place for all. Ill get off my soap box, as Im steering away from the antique lure but as I said in a story or article a few weeks ago, it is my story to tell.
The lure is a product of the Activated Lure Company or Barberton, Ohio. Th lure worked as a fisherman would place a small piece of dry ice under the rubber cap and would be propelled forwards by the release of gas out of the tail of the lure. The lure is 1 5/8 in length with one treble and was made in an array of cool and catchy colors. While neat in concept the practicality of it fail immensely, as what fisherman would have a block of dry ice to pick from handy, not many that I know.