"Atom Mfg. Co."
Atom Mfg. Co.
Bob Pond experimented with his first lure in the fall of 1944 and founded Atom Mfg. Co. in 1945. Bob produced
his original wooden swimming lure in three basic color schemes, Herring Blue, Whiting Gold, Blue & Silver, although some
lures were painted with slight color variations and patterns. Pond, also started making a smaller two hook version
The glass eyed Atom is a rare lure, very few of these baits are known to exist. Whether they
were prototype's or production models is not known at this time. These lures are surely the "Holy Grail" for Atom Mfg.
Bob turned to plastic in 1948 and the new "Atom 40", "Commercial Type" lures were manufactured. Atom
Mfg. Co. produced many models of "Striper Atoms" over the years, such as: Atom 40's, Atom 51's, Atom 54's,
and Reverse 40's. These lures were manufactured in many colors and patterns.
Atom Mfg. Co., in later years, turned to foam to build their lures. Bob Pond sold his company in
1998, and it is still in business today. Atom Mfg. Co., is truely a great success story, and a New England legend.