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PostPosted: 01/30/20 06:18 • # 1 
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Hi All,
A conversation has started about a Clark & Finney fly rod. It appears to be a catalog rod and has the look of a Heddon. Is anyone familiar with the history of that company?


thanks-Jerry


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PostPosted: 01/30/20 09:58 • # 2 
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retail store
Clark & Finney Sporting Goods, Inc.
White Plains. NY
incorporated 6/6/1984
dissolved early 1992

Edit: The above is from the NY Sec'y of State records. It seems, however, that Clark & Finney may have been in White Plains as early as the 1940's and later may have had stores in Yonkers and elsewhere in Westchester County, NY.


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PostPosted: 01/30/20 10:26 • # 3 
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there was one on that site labeled Shakespeare 1307 8.5 ft with a Clark & Finney label listed at 250 0 bids but closed auction.


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PostPosted: 01/30/20 11:49 • # 4 
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crowebeetle wrote:
there was one on that site labeled Shakespeare 1307 8.5 ft with a Clark & Finney label listed at 250 0 bids but closed auction.

That rod, since re-listed, is clearly pre-WWII. If the OP supplies a photo or two of his rod, it could likely be dated.
Mark


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PostPosted: 01/30/20 14:27 • # 5 
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out of curiosity what features make it a pre WW2 rod?


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PostPosted: 01/30/20 14:44 • # 6 
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The Model 1307 wasn't offered by Shakespeare after WWII. The "Premier" was still offered after WWII, but it was renumbered the Model 1308. The Shakespeare decal is also pre-war. I'm referring to the one on eBay, of course. Without seeing photos of the OP's rod, it's simply conjecture.
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PostPosted: 01/30/20 16:34 • # 7 
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Thanks Mark. I appreciate the information.


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