"This lure wins the award for the most imaginative name for a fishing lure company in modern history. As the packaging notes, you have a "Calamity Trolling Bait" metal spoon lure designed primary for saltwater fishing. It was invented by a Baltimore native named Robert S. Wiesenfeld and issued Patent #1,575,139 on March 2, 1926. This period saw a number of similar type of "Spoon Hooks," as they were commonly called, including the Evans Spoon and the rival L.B. Huntingdon "Drone" Spoon, also made in Baltimore. Note the company name was "Temptation and Calamity Trolling Fishing Bait Co." and that the address was the Citizens National Bank Building of Baltimore, Maryland. I think this bait in its original tube with paperwork would sell for $30-$40. To view the original patent for this interesting bait, click here."