Click The Heddon Dowagiac Killer appeared around 1902 or 1903 and came in a white picture box.The lures had two or three belly weights and no eye detail. Since EBSCO was founded the company has diversified into more than 20 businesses which include: November 28, 1983 the EBSCO company which already owned PRADCO purchased the Heddon company.Shortly after the decision came down to move Heddon to Fort Smith the remaining inventory was depleted and the Dowagiac factory doors were locked for the last time.e Bay determines trending price through a machine learned model of the product’s sale prices within the last 90 days."New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.This lure features the cup hook hanger patented by James Heddon & Son in 1902. This belongs to another collector, but I would pay handsomely to add one to my collection - even if the box is empty! Note that this lure is the elusive four-hook Heddon lure with matching picture box and lithographed papers.This beautiful piece was acquired from a visitor to this website and is one of the most historically important lures in this collection.
Most were never rigged with hooks because they were part of a salesman sample case used to show retailers the current line of Heddon fishing lures.They include Heddon 150 Dowagiac Minnows, Heddon Jointed Vamp lures, Tadpolly, Lucky 13, Heddon Vamp lures, Heddon Basser lures and Gamefisher baits.This is a Heddon 210 Surface lure in a special and rare color called bumble bee.While he worked his "home territory" he served customers in Michigan and Northern Ohio. West visited the Dowagiac plant often and became very acquainted with the Heddon staff there. West moved to Rogers, Arkansas to assume a management position at the Daisy-Heddon Sales Company.He became the marketing liaison person between Rogers and Dowagiac. West has enjoyed a long and pleasant career in the fishing lure industry and has been associated with Heddon throughout his career. 1983 - 1984 was the transition period from Heddon to PRADCO.