_"This is a really neat aluminum lure that is often mistaken for the many spiral and serpentine baits manufactured by the British, but was in fact an American lure made ca. 1920 and called the Joliet Spinner. It was sold by the famed Abbey & Imbrie tackle shop of Fulton Street in New York City, and came in at least three sizes and with two different stampings: PAT. Appl'd For, which are the earliest, and Pat. 54,574 which I think is a British patent number and was put on the later lures. It was manufactured by G. Bruton & Co. of Joliet, Ill. and later by the New Jersey Aluminum Company of Newark, New Jersey. They are very collectible. One in a box went for $850 at the recent Lang's Auction in 2012; yours is worth $150-$200. It's a nifty lure and a rare one, too! To see a picture of a Joliet Spinner in the intro box, click here."