One was made by Hoppe, a large German toolmaker featured in a previous post:
I don't recognize the logo on this one. A snake?
Finally, an English-made one of a different style:
In the U.S., one company marketed their version as the "Fisherman's De-Liar"! (With its capacity of 12 pounds, it handily beats out the puny 8-pound British one above. American fish are bigger!)
|J.H. Ashdown Company, Ltd. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 1953 Catalogue|
I wonder what the fine was if a professional fisher was caught using the "snake" model? It has "Not legal For Trade" engraved on it?
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