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Series: #1500 Injured Minnow 

Years Produced: 1924 – 1978     Length: 3 3/4”     Weight: .8 oz.

General Notes: Made of wood with glass eyes until 1960. Wood with tack eyes 1961-1965, then 1974-1978. Plastic models made from 1966-1978. Original glass eye types produced in eighteen catalog colors through 1960. This selection & its design make it a collectors favorite. Known by many names over the years – Flat Side, Crip, Crippled Minnow, etc. Many body profiles in this series: thin bodies, then a rounded body, evolving into one with a sharp edge where the flat sides meet the back & belly. The model name didn’t appear on early wooden baits, then was back stenciled. Later, imprinted in one line, then two lines on the left side. 

Description of Pictured Lure:
#1514 in Yellow Spotted. Although this color had been around since the 1920’s, it wasn’t offered on this series as a catalog color until 1950.  This example is an earlier specimen from the 1930’s in a box marked “1500 Special”.