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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, check out:
bulletBristol Rods
bulletHorton Reels
bulletThe Edsall/Bristol Combination Reel & Handle


One of the major fishing tackle manufacturing companies from the 1880s until WWII, Horton produced the greatest fishing tackle advertising of all time.

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