Max Cook: Fishing Tackle--Guns--Sporting Goods; 1653 Larimer Street; Established 1878; Denver, Colo.; 1931 Catalog

By: Max Cook Sporting Goods Company

Price: $37.50

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with staple binding. Front cover shows an illustration by Reginald Bolles of a man drawing a fish in a room with different kinds of fishing, hunting, and sporting goods. 7 3/4" x 10 1/2." Fifty-two pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations, complete. One plate is in color and advertises different types of fly-fishing flies. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall, but front cover has some wrinkling and the lower-left corner is missing (only affects a small portion of the cover illustration). This catalog lists descriptions, specifications, and prices for fishing gear, guns and rifles, sports apparel, and all sorts of sporting goods that can be purchased at Max Cook. Most of the advertised items have accompanying illustrations. Dave and Max Cook opened the first sporting goods store in Colorado in 1924. In 1932, Dave bought out his brother's share and opened the Dave Cook Sporting Good Company in 1936 at 1601 Larimer Street in Denver. In 1988, Dave's company was acquired by Gart Brothers' Sporting Good Company, which was actually owned by Thrift Corporation (Gart had been bought out by Thrift in 1986 but still operated under the Gart name). The Cook family remained employed at the company until their resignation in 1989. By the 1990s, all of the Cook stores that had been bought out changed their name to reflect the Gart brand. Gart merged with Sports Authority in 2003, but in 2016, Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy and closed all of its stores.

Title: Max Cook: Fishing Tackle--Guns--Sporting Goods; 1653 Larimer Street; Established 1878; Denver, Colo.; 1931 Catalog

Author Name: Max Cook Sporting Goods Company

Categories: Sports and Hobbies, Hunting & Fishing, Trade Catalogues,

Publisher: Denver, CO, Max Cook Sporting Goods Company: 1931

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 020593

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