Alpha Wobblers - Aussie vintage

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Alpha Wobblers - Aussie vintage

Post by MXB » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:21 am

Hi all . . .

Here's a few old Alpha Wobblers showing various markings;
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Does anyone know which markings are the oldest? 3 different types here??

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Re: Alpha Wobblers - Aussie vintage

Post by oldfish » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:28 pm

Not sure about ages,but those Woblas look like they are by Sydenham rather than Alpha??

So,we can get Alpha Wobbler,Wonder Wobbler and Sydenham Wobla.

Were all 3 in Melbourne??

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Re: Alpha Wobblers - Aussie vintage

Post by MXB » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:50 am

@oldfish . . .

I think you are right Jim and yes they all came from Melbourne I think. There was also Fresco lures in that area too and possibly made in Sydenham???

I've posted them somehwere on here too.The last one is an original Alpha Wobbler so probably the oldest. Tthe newer 'Woblas' smell of 60's/70's vintage with the scrolled stamp and style (2 different ages as the logo/markings are different).

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Re: Alpha Wobblers - Aussie vintage

Post by oldfish » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:06 am

Roger,
Have seen an ad for Fresco Wobla so Fresco is possibly a brand name for Sydenham
Like Alpha is the brand name for M B Wragg & Co.
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Re: Alpha Wobblers - Aussie vintage

Post by MXB » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:31 am

oldfish wrote:Roger,
Have seen an ad for Fresco Wobla so Fresco is possibly a brand name for Sydenham
Like Alpha is the brand name for M B Wragg & Co.
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Jim check out this link of the Fresco 'Duchess' @ 'Symbol' which show Sydenham stamped underneath.

http://www.lureandmore.com/viewtopic.php?f=371&t=5033

So the 'Wobla' lures are Fresco lures? I suspect that the Sydenham factory was making a wide range of different spoons/products etc

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Re: Alpha Wobblers - Aussie vintage

Post by fishaholiclures » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:25 pm

Guys,
here's a few different wobblers to compare against.
various Wobblers.jpg
SH Wobbler of unknown maker
Wonder Wobbler from Wonder Lures of Melbourne
Alpha Wobblers from MB Wragg also of Melb.

A agree that the Wobbla is from Sydenham, and also that Fresco looks to have been either a 'Brand' of Sydenham or aquired by same at some time. I have seen various items with Fresco packaging, but there was no hint of Sydenham on them.

The heritage of some of these aussie metals is one area we need to figure out, there were numerous makers doing similar models and play an important part of our lure fishing history.

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