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Bristol History: The Telescoping Fishing Rod

BristolTelescopingRodOn March 8, 1887, Everett Horton, a Bristol mechanic, patented a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes. The rod was lightweight and compact, and the steel tubes protected the line from tangling and snagging on branches while hiking to a favorite fishing hole. The Horton Manufacturing Company later formed in Bristol and produced a complete line of steel fishing rods, from fly tackle to deep sea. Ads for Bristol rods were seen across the country in magazines from Field & Stream to Popular Mechanics.
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On March 8, 1887, Everett Horton, a Bristol mechanic, patented a fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes. The rod was lightweight and compact, and the steel tubes protected the line from tangling and snagging on branches while hiking to a favorite fishing hole. The Horton Manufacturing Company later formed in Bristol and produced a complete line of steel fishing rods, from fly tackle to deep sea. Ads for Bristol rods were seen across the country in magazines from Field & Stream to Popular Mechanics. – See more at: http://connecticuthistory.org/the-telescoping-fishing-rod-today-in-history/#sthash.mFJXhGp7.dpuf

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1 comment on “Bristol History: The Telescoping Fishing Rod

  1. I believe Horton also made golf clubs. What else?