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Object Name Tackle, Fishing
Catalog Number 1986.81.6
Date ca. 1900
Material(s) Feather/Steel
Dimensions H-8.625 Dia-0.25 inches
Description This is a porcupine quill bobbin used for fishing. The bobbin has a wire loop attached to one end.
Notes William D. VanAntwerp was a Mt. Sterling dentist who became good friends with Dr. J.A. Henshall, author of Book of the Black Bass. At Henshall's request, Dr. VanAntwerp designed or modified a baitcasting reel, later marketed by T.H. Chubb & Son as the Henschall VanAntwerp reel.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Fishing
Fishing & hunting gear
Sporting goods
Sports
Sports equipment
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS