Beartrap.... you said you had a metal tackle box....... Beartrap.... you said you had a metal tackle box.......
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    Beartrap.... you said you had a metal tackle box.......
from Hutch #10968 #10968  
6/6/2012 9:50:20 PM


  How about this one... ? From about 1950.... has a bakelite handle and still has the original plastic liner on the tray and the bottom of the box. It is about 14x7 1/2 x 5 1/2 and is full of stuff right now (old baits, etc) Funny that not only it but about everything in it appears as new... It has a blue interior. It is labeled as a Union Watertite Tackle Box made by Union Steel Chest Corp. LeRoy, NY Made in USA Pat No 161360. It will do till a slick one comes along..... you think? Enjoy, Hutch

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   said I had seen one from Beartrap   6/6/2012 10:15:37 PM
 I'm pretty sure my Dad had one.....maybe GK still has it...

   Metal tackle box... from GK  6/6/2012 10:32:47 PM I just told BT by e-mail, I still have several old tackle boxes that belonged to our Dad...but I don't recall any of them being "metal".

I'll check tomorrow down in my storage bldg...but I'm pretty sure all of them are plastic models...most have the revolving trays in them, which was popular back in the 70's & 80's when our Dad was still in good enough health to fish.

I can assure you however, that if he had would be nowhere near as good shape as yours!!! That one of yours is a collector's dream.


   I once had one not sure how old it was(long story) from Hoot  6/6/2012 11:22:18 PM
 but estimates were that it was probably late 30's early 40's. It was a big heavy box that resembled a tool box but had a ruler stamped into the metal on the top and some other impressions on the metal that indicated it was meant to be a tackle box.

There was an very elderly widow woman whom my Mother looked after taking her shopping, to church, to the Doctor etc. When she moved into an assisted living residence she gave us some of her husbands old fishing tackle. He had evidently used it up until he passed away as there was not much old tackle just the tackle box.

I gave away all the hooks, sinkers, bobbers etc and took the old tackle box home and stored my wood lathe tools in it for a while.It never felt right to have wood working tools in a tackle box a man took fishing all of his adult life.

One day at work the dispatcher for a trucking company we did business with brought by an antique reel he had just bought and was pretty proud of it. The proceeded to tell me he collected vintage reels and had several. I asked him if you had a tackle box that was probably as old as that reel would you store some of those reels in it and make sure it was never used for anything not related to fishing?

He agreed and the next day I found a new place for the wood working tools and the tackle box found a new home and he was really excited to have it.That was 20 years and another state ago and hope wherever that collection ends up the old tackle box stays with it.

   I think my cousin has one in his old shed out back. I from Bill Hunter  6/7/2012 7:27:57 AM
 am going to go over to his house and see if he will let me have it. Neat box Hutch. MM

   remember my dad having one from MikeF  6/7/2012 9:36:52 AM
 But it was a hideous green color with a textured finish.

   Metal Tackle Boxes from Cougarcat  6/7/2012 10:29:13 AM
  My Dad's is like the one above and in almost that good of shape and I have my Grandfather's metal box that is smaller sitting on the flooor in our front room as decoration.

   metal tackle box from Skyhook #19830  6/8/2012 12:34:15 PM
 Did not realize they were that rare. I have one sitting on a shelf that was my grandmothers. She was an avid fisherperson, and toted that tacklebox more than she did a purse.



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