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aromakr

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A question for you Pearson collectors:
In 1941 Howard was under contract with Pearson, in that years catalog They listed a Howard Hill model longbow made with bamboo lams. I have never seen one, or talked to anyone that has. I've sent emails to Pearson Archery and letters to Ben Pearson Jr. with no response. My question is has anyone ever seen one or know of one?

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I wondered about the bow Howard has in a photo with Dick Garver and Ted Ekin.  It has slightly curved tips.  You probably have seen the photo in Craig's book (page 165). I seem to recall a small booket, by Pearson with a similar bow.  In Craig's book on the next few pages, there several pictures of a reverse handle bow, slightly built up on the belly side.  Is it a bow Howard built, I have not seen any other picture of him using that bow? 
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The bow I'm inquiring about is not a reverse handle, it is a standard Howard Hill ASL. This would have been a bow without glass as a backing, probably vulcanized fiber backed, or even rawhide.

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  Dang Bob, I figured if ANYBODY had seen one it was you. I've never seen on either.
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I have a feeling they were never manufactured because of the start of WW2. Unless Pearson had a supply of cane on hand prior to the start of the war.

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There is a laminated bamboo in the 1949 Ben Pearson Catalog. See Vintage Archery Catalogs, I just posted.

http://www.vintagearchery.org/ben-pearson---golden-sovereign.html

http://www.vintagearchery.org/catalogs-by-year.html
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That's a wealth of info. Noticed broad heads that looked like rib techs. Great prices too.
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Mike... what you saw in the catalog was broadheads that the Ribtec looks like. [biggrin] Ben Pearson was certainly an innovator.
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I have a bow similar to what has been described here. It appears to be Lemonwood, rather than bamboo, and has a fabric backing. I also saw a 1942 Ben Pearson that had a bow like this bow listed. It is an ASL style bow with straight limbs and a black backing that looks like some type of fabric. It is 55#. I no longer shoot it, but it is a very cool bow.
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Hill Wesley Special (2, both 65#)
Hill Cheetah (2, one 55# and one 40#)
Hill Big 5 (50#)
NM Shelton (2, both 53#)
Deathwish Longbow (59#)
Archery Traditions Bamboo Longhunter (3, one 56#, one 60# and one 78#)

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Lol I know . I didn't mean Pearson time traveled and saw the rib tech's went back in time and copied tbem.
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