Retro Images of the Week: U.S. Line Co. Fishing Lines

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U.S. Line Company Fishing Lines

Here at we are surrounded by all things retro. Not only the things we sell but original items and collections that decorate our offices. We thought it might be interesting each week to bring you a photo and information of an interesting, and maybe unusual, retro item we have kicking around. Please note these items are not for sale.

This photo is of a package of vintage fishing line. The box itself has some great graphics. The fishing line was manufactured by the U.S. Line Company of Westfield, MA. The company was originally established as the United States Whip Company in 1822. They produced braided buggy whips for use in horse drawn carriages until the invention of the automobile made buggy whips unnecessary. In 1926 they converted to the manufacture of another braided product: fishing line.  These spools date to the 1950s or early 1960s.