Saturday, December 06, 2008

Herter’s Famous No. 153 Saskatchewan Goose Call

Paul Collins on oddball George Leonard Herter:
His enchantingly bombastic catalogs included listings for more than a dozen of his self-published works, bound in metallic silver and gold covers, and bearing titles like “How to Get Out of the Rat Race and Live on $10 a Month” — which apparently involves moving to Alaska and zapping up fresh fish by running two car batteries into a stream’s shallows. (If you don’t have batteries, “drop 10 pounds of quicklime” upstream.)
Bonus link: the patent for Herter's Fish Calling Device.