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They Invented What? (No. 170)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on May 26, 2010

U.S. Design Pat. No. D274,350:  Fishing lure.

The ornamental design for a fishing lure, as shown.

JW Note:  I obviously have my upocoming annual fishing expedition to Ontario, Canada on my mind.  Do walleye like kitchen sinks?  I have a sinking (pun intended) suspicion that a Northern pike would not be deterred by a kitchen sink lure.

If any of our readers have other interesting fishing-related patents and applications to share, feel free to email them to me at  I’ll consider posting them for the next “TIW?”.