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Allcock, Laight, & Westwood / A L & W Canada

Allcock Laight & Co. was established in Toronto Canada, with their location on King Street in 1854. The company made their first Split Cane rod there. The rod was crafted by Mr. Alfred Willmore who had joined the rod making department in 1863. This caused great excitement, not only within the company, but also within the British tackle trade. In 1880 the company exhibited in Melbourne, Toronto, Würzburg and Berlin. In 1881 more exhibitions took place with success in Norwich and Adelaide. Samuel attended all the shows putting forward the case for buying Allcock tackle. In 1883 they even went to Calcutta to supply tackle to the jewel in the British Empire, India. Mr. Westwood came to Toronto later, also from Redditch England, to manage the company in Canada, and later becoming a partner. In 1889 the company was incorporated in Canada under the names Allcock, Laight, & Westwood Co. By 1919 the company was acquired by directors, J, B. Kennedy & John Mossop who had been with the company for many years previous. Some time around 1927 the company was contracted to manufacture lures for the famous Creek Chub Bait Co a company located in Garrett, Indiana. By 1929 the A L & W Catalog showed over 20 different Creek Chub lures being produced in Canada for Canadians.  A L & W manufactured Creek Chub Lures along with it's own A L & W  brand lures and equipment right up until the closing of the company in the 1970's.

A L & W Creek Chub 388 Double Jointed Pikie Perch Scale with the vamp style lip. These lures are highly collectable and sought after pieces. A great add to any CCBCO Collection. (SOLD)

A L & W Creek Chub 388-2 Double Jointed Pikie, in Red & White. These Double jointed lures are highly sought  after and come with both the standard CCBCO Lip or the Vamp Lip.  (SOLD)

AL&W Creek Chub 388 Double Jointed Pikie in Pikie Scale  color. These double jointed lures are a fantastic add to any collection. (SOLD)

AL&W 388 DD in Perch color, this great lure was acquired via a trade with a great Canadian collector from Saskatchewan. These double jointed lures are a fantastic add to any collection, one of AL&W's finest creations. (SOLD)

AL&W 398 Venus Minnow in Silver Flash Color. These amazing lures resemble the Vamp lures produced by Heddon. AL&W crafted these beautiful lures in 5 colors, Perch, Red & White, Silver Shiner, Silver Flash, & Golden Shiner. This lure dates to the late 1920's early 1930's pre war. The Venus Minnow comes in at 4 1/2 inches and 5/8 OZ. According to the 1934 AL&W Catalog these were intended to resemble a baby Pike with the flat nose.  (SOLD)

Coming soon!

337-1 A L & W Pikie in Perch Scale, double line tie & glass eyes. This lure was traded to us from a collector in Ontario, in exchange for a Canadian Hex Bunty plug. (SOLD)

This 326-18 Silver Flash AL&W Creek Chub Pikie has the AL&W stamp on the diving lip and has glass eyes.  (SOLD)

This nicely preserved AL&W Pikie was brought home to Canada from the U.S.A. These packages are tough to find these days, but sometimes one shows up. Keep an eye out for packages like this they are extremely collectable. (SOLD)

This Cray-Z-Fish is a rare contest packed lure from the late 60's to early 70's the contest entry form is still inside the package! Traded to a great collector in Ontario Canada.

This box is for a Red and White 337-2 A L & W Pikie. The box is in excellent condition, with some light staining. We are on the hunt for the Pikie to go in this box! (SOLD)

This box is for a Silver Flash 321 A L & W Jointed Husky Pikie, The box is in excellent condition, with some light staining. We are on the hunt for the Pikie to go in this box! (SOLD)

AL&W Pilot Spinner 822 on card 1940's era.  According to the 1940 AL&W Catalog, This small trout spinner is not new; it is an old stand-by, which was always sold with a fly attached to it. The 821 and 822 come without fly mounted, with detachable snap so an angler may attach any fly or Bait Hook. These little spinners are always nifty, and very collectable. (SOLD)

This is a very nicely preserved early 1/2 dozen "Perfection" size 10  trout hooks. Made in England for AL&W. Sometimes these little gems turn up, and they are always collectable and add value to a collection. (SOLD)

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