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Tight Lines Tuesday Kingfisher Lines

Tight Lines Tuesday Kingfisher Lines

by John Etchieson
– Kingfisher Lines –
98 years ago this month in December 1919 the Horton Mfg. Company of Bristol Connecticut (est. 1887) purchased the factory, equipment, patents and trade marks of the E. J. Martin’s Sons firm, makers of the “Kingfisher” brand braided silk fish lines of Rockville, Connecticut since 1884. Beginning in January 1920 Horton added their name to the lower right portion of the labels of Kingfisher Brand lines. Comments or questions may be sent to John at johnsetch@aol.com

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Tight Lines Tuesday President Grover Cleveland

Tight Lines Tuesday President Grover Cleveland

by John Etchieson

90+ years ago in 1925 the Newton Line Company of Homer New York honored American President Grover Cleveland (1837 -1908) an avid fisherman noted for using tarred Cuttyhunk lines for the striped bass at Buzzards Bay in Bourne, Massachusetts where he owned the Gray Gables estate and spent his summers The photo image used by Newton on this extremely rare fishing line spool label was one of several photographs taken of Grover Cleveland on February 3 1903 by Frederick Gutekunst (1831 -1917) at his studio located at 712 Arch St. Philadelphia PA. Gutekunst was possibly the most famous American photographer of his day and was subsequently labeled the “Dean of American Photographers” comments or questions may be sent to John at johnsetch@aol.com

2017-11-28T07:10:19+00:00 November 28th, 2017|1 Comment