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Research and Model Company, Glastonbury, CT
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Lin Scarduzio - Jan 19th, 2016 9:24 am.
Lin Scarduzio
Lin Scarduzio
I am the curator of our local historical society. In our collection, we have a Will O' the Wisp Electric fishing lure, made by the Research and Model Company. Recently, we were gifted a Pork Mouse, the Pike Killer made by the same company. We have nothing in our files that tells us anything about the company. We don't know its location in town. We don't know how big it was. We believe it was in operation about 1939. Is anyone able to help us?
re: Research and Model Company, Glastonbury, CT by Jim muth - Aug 24th, 2016 11:41 pm
Jim muth
Jim muth
I have my fathers WILL-O-THE-WISP LURE, original box, instruction sheet and
Ray-O-Vac battery. I don't think the lure came with "battery included" but it's there

Anyone know of its current value?

Jim muth
re: Research and Model Company, Glastonbury, CT by Jim Schottenham - Jan 19th, 2016 3:16 pm
Jim Schottenham
Jim Schottenham
Advertisements were placed in sporting magazines around 1936 for the lures - the copy below coming from the book Great Tackle Advertisements, 1874-1955. From the ads you can see they had two locations, Glastonbury and East Hartford - at least that will give you a place to start digging.

Jim Schottenham
re: Research and Model Company, Glastonbury, CT by Steve Johnson Madison,WI - Jan 19th, 2016 10:49 am
Steve Johnson Madison,WI
Steve Johnson Madison,WI
I would enjoy seeing pictures of these items. Also may help spark someones memories.
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