Since the 1920s, the radio set has been an important part of most people's lives. In the thirties and forties, the wireless was an important piece of furniture and a potent symbol of status; beautifully made floor-standing and table-top sets in veneered wood and trendy bakelite became the focal points of living rooms up and down the land. After the war, the emphasis began to change towards portability, and the change from valves to transistors in the 1960s changed the radio into a more useful, but far less interesting object.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Jim Bagley Bait Company was one of the pioneers in the American fishing tackle industry. When Jim Bagley founded the tackle company that would bear his name in 1954, he could not have known that almost six decades later collectors and fishermen alike would acclaim Bagley fishing lures as among the finest ever made. Yet from the standpoint of quality construction, paint finish, and downright fish catching ability, Bagley lures have few peers.
In this book, noted Bagley collector and scholar Johnny Garland brings us the definitive study of these American classics. The book includes a detailed history of the firm from 1954 up until 1998, a detailed look at boxes and box styles, a study of each of the numerous models of Bagley lures from the Kill'r B to the Small Fry and everything in between, and a massive section containing every known Bagley color to date (over 500!). Other sections include a reproduction of important Bagley catalogs and a peek inside Jim Bagley's per