The first bow I really lusted after was a white Wilson-black widow target bow I saw at Charlie Pierson's range when I was about 13 or so but the bear C handle fit me better and that's what I ended up getting. Another neat bow from that era was the original Bear Tamerlane (IIRC) target compound which basically looked like a C handle with alot of extra hardware bolted on-as a kid I had a picture of Dave Hughes with one-as I recall there was a race car or fast looking sportscar in the backgroundStash said:I vaguely remember hearing the name "Woodcraft" but nothing specific comes to mind. I'll ask around.
As for Pearson, have a look at http://www.archeryarchives.com/Pearsonb.html
The rest of the site http://www.archeryarchives.com has lots of info on old recurves from some other brands.
Jim: There are still some REAL old-timers still involved in my area. I think of my club regulars I'm #4 on the seniority list.
I remember staring at archery magazines for hours on end sometime in the mid 70s wishing I could afford a Recency. They were used to win Vegas and other shoots - beautiful at the time. Later on I did manage to get one and our club at the University of Toronto had 3, but within a few years with a 48" ATA, 10" BH and 50% dropoff round wheels they were pretty much useful only as boat anchors. I had a DACO Blazer - hanging brackets, plastic wheels, that I couldn't get anyone to give me $5 for at a garage sale.
Stash said:Just looking at an Astro on eBay - the guy calls it an "Otters" rather than Outers. Have a look:
A correction - the second name should have been Harry Markham. I believe his bows were called "Tillmark" but I don't know the origin of that.Stash said:Two small bowmakers from the area just west of Toronto, Les Dunsdon and Harry Tillmark...