The Shakespeare Traps

The Shakespeare company seems to have gotten in on the minnow trap market in the early part of the 1900's by retailing traps made by  the Hawco company. These were unmarked and of the same style as the Orvis trap.The wire frame was changed and then the Shakespeare logo added later to make the model 771 1/2. The model 7700 and 7715 came later and were the most popular Shakespeare traps. There are actually two types of the 7715 - one has two air holes in the top and one has none. The models 7705 and 7706 "Jim Dandy" were made by the McSwain Glass Company and later by Memphis Glass Co, sold by them as the "Little Giant".

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