C. & R. BROOKS - PLYMOUTH Est 1864

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C. & R. BROOKS - PLYMOUTH Est 1864

Post by Leigh » Sun May 07, 2017 1:16 pm

Found locally an advert for a Plymouth tackle shop.

I will get this professionally mounted & framed.

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Post by LuckyLuca » Sun May 07, 2017 8:31 pm

Framing is going to make that into an absolutely smashing thing Leigh.
I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

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Post by Leigh » Mon May 08, 2017 8:08 pm

I think that the Field & Country endorsement on the advertisement is possibly the current "The Field" magazine first published in 1853

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Post by MGs » Mon May 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Amazing that it has survived
Old car owners never die....they just rust away

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Post by LuckyLuca » Mon May 08, 2017 9:07 pm

Leigh wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 8:08 pm
I think that the Field & Country endorsement on the advertisement is possibly the current "The Field" magazine first published in 1853
I wonder when they changed the name? That would narrow the dates down a bit.
I walked across an empty land
I knew the pathway like the back of my hand
I felt the earth beneath my feet
Sat by the river and it made me complete.

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Post by Harry H » Tue May 09, 2017 12:20 pm

That's very nice :Thumb:
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Re: C. & R. BROOKS - PLYMOUTH Est 1864

Post by Leigh » Wed May 10, 2017 9:25 am

Having found the advertisement of C. & R. Brooks I wanted to get to know more about them and the local fishing interest during that time.

In 1873, nine years before the tackle shop and manufacturing business was formed in 1884 they wrote a book titled:

A Complete Guide to the River & Sea Fishing in the Neighbourhood of Plymouth: Together with Plain Directions for Preparing, Preserving and Using Artificial Baits

I have ordered a modern copy of this book, but have seen an original online at an asking price of £100.

This was not the only family in Plymouth who were tackle dealers/ manufactures; there was the Hearders who had also produced a book which was titled.

J.N. Hearder & Son's Guide to sea fishing and the rivers of South Devon: and descriptive catalogue of the Prize River and sea fishing tackle, cricket, archery, croquet, umbrellas, parasols, &c

This was published around 1800 and I have seen an online seventh edition from 1875

Attached is a poor quality image of their river rod range – To note within the book, they inform of where pike can be caught in the rivers of Devon!
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I will go and take some photographs of where these tackle shops once stood, the street does have some buildings remaining from that time period.
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Post by Leigh » Wed May 10, 2017 6:21 pm

Taken from http://www.nationalantiquecentre.com/in ... ackle/P30/

A Hearder lure
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Post by Leigh » Wed May 10, 2017 6:25 pm

A Hearder Winch
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