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Al Foss & True Temper Packaging

The first Al Foss boxes were printed cardboard. Innovative with boxes as well as lures, Al Foss settled on a colorful tin box as the packaging for many of his lures. The metal boxes made for useful storage in the tackle box. Fairly indestructible, they survived and continued advertising the Al Foss name. Besides the standard lure tin, specialized tins for fly rod lures, pork rind, and even a fishing kit were used. Packaging ultimately returned to cardboard with a series of boxes. The last version was a plastic hinged box used by True Temper.


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Skidder Pork Rind Minnow Intro Box
Printed cardboard picture box for the introduction of the Skidder Pork Rind Minnow
Al Foss Skidder Box
Little Egypt Pork Rind Minnow Intro Box
Printed cardboard picture box for the introduction of the Little Egypt Pork Rind Minnow
Al Foss Little Egypt Box
2nd Style Al Foss Cardboard Box
Printed cardboard marked for the Shimmy Wiggler. The two-piece cardboard box has been seen in pinkish red and white colors.
2nd Style Al Foss Cardboard Box
Al Foss Hinged Tin Box
The first tin boxes had a hinged top with a paper insert affixed to the inside of the lid.
Al Foss Hinged Tin Box
Al Foss Tin Box
The innovative two-piece Al Foss tin box was first available in green, red and blue
Al Foss Tin Boxes
Al Foss / American Fork & Hoe Orange Tin Box
Orange color variation of the Al Foss tin box was introduced after the company was bought by American Fork & Hoe in 1929
Al Foss / American Fork & Hoe Tin Box
Introductory Card For Al Foss Jazz Wiggler
Al Foss Jazz Wigglers were introduced on these orange cardboard cards
Introductory Card For Al Foss #10 Jazz Wiggler
Al Foss Shimmyette Fly Rod Wiggler Tin
Specialized very small Al Foss tin for the Shimmyette Fly Rod Wiggler in a unique turquoise color

Al Foss Shimmyette Fly Rod Wiggler Tin
Special Cardboard Box For The Al Foss #32 Flitter Spoon
Specialized two piece cardboard box for the No. 32 Flitter Spoon
Special box for Al Foss #32 Flitter Spoon
Special Cardboard Box For The Oriental Wiggler
Cardboard box introduced by American Fork and Hoe Company for the Oriental Wiggler. The one-piece box had a flap opening on the end.
Special Cardboard Box For The Oriental Wiggler
Al Foss Dry Strip Pork Rind Tin
A specialized tin box used for dry pork rind, which is easily slipped into the pocket for a day's sport on lake or stream.
Al Foss Dry Strip Pork Rind Tin
Al Foss Pocket Fishing Kit Tin
A specialized tin box for a fishing kit introduced in 1937 containing an assortment of lures for all game fish. All the LURES you need for a day or a month on Lake or Stream. The pocket kit contained two standard Al Foss baits and one dozen Al Foss dry strip pork rind.
Al Foss Black & Gold Two-Piece Cardboard Box
Distinctive black & gold color scheme introduced by American Fork and Hoe Company.  This two-piece box still retains the Al Foss name
Al Foss Black & Gold Two-Piece Cardboard Box
True Temper Al Foss Black & Gold Two-Piece Cardboard Box
Black & gold two-piece box with the True Temper name added to the logo
Al Foss True Temper Black & Gold Two-Piece Cardboard Box
True Temper Al Foss Black & Gold Two-Piece Cardboard Window Box
Two-piece window box in black & gold
True Temper Al Foss Black & Gold Two-Piece Cardboard Window Box
True Temper Al Foss Black & Gold Two-Piece Cardboard Window Box For Hell Cat
Special two-piece window box in black & gold for the Hell Cat lure series
True Temper Al Foss Black & Gold Two-Piece Cardboard Window Box For Hell Cat
True Temper Two-Piece Cardboard Speed Shad Box
True Temper used a green & yellow two-piece box for the Speed Shad
True Temper 2-Piece Cardboard Speed Shad Box
True Temper Two-Piece Cardboard Crippled Shad Box
True Temper used a green & yellow two-piece box for the Crippled Shad
True Temper 2-Piece Cardboard Crippled Shad Box
New True Temper Shad Six Pack Box
A six pack dealer box for the "New" True Temper Shads

New True Temper Shad Six Pack Box

New True Temper Shad Six Pack Box

True Temper Speed Shad Yellow Window Box
Yellow two-piece window box by True Temper for Speed Shad
True Temper Speed Shad Yellow Window Box
True Temper Crippled Shad Yellow & Blue Window Box
Yellow & blue version of a True Temper window box for Speed Shad
True Temper Crippled Shad Yellow & Blue Window Box
True Temper Speed Shad Jr. Yellow Window Box
Yellow window box by True Temper for Speed Shad Jr.
True Temper Speed Shad Jr. Yellow Window Box
True Temper Al Foss Plastic Hinged Box
Plastic hinged box by True Temper.
True Temper Al Foss Plastic Hinged Box
True Temper Al Foss "Tops For Spinning" Plastic Hinged Box
Plastic hinged box by True Temper promoting the spinning properties of the Speed Shad Jr.
True Temper Al Foss "Tops For Spinning" Plastic Hinged Box
Weber Tackle Company Box For Shimmy Wiggler
The Shimmy Wiggler in its Weber Tackle packaging
Weber Tackle Company Box For Shimmy Wiggler

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