The Horton Mfg. Co.
The Horton Manufacturing
Company, of Bristol, CT. was a successful manufacturer of fishing
tackle from the 1880's until the 1950's. It all started with a metal
telescopic fishing rod produced by Everett Horton who wanted to
sneak off and fishing on Sunday. This was back in 1887. Over the
years Horton Mfg. Co. produced more than steel rods. To see some of
the interesting products we not collect from the days of Horton,
of the major fishing tackle manufacturing companies from the 1880s
until WWII, Horton produced the greatest fishing tackle advertising
of all time.