Shakespeare Fishing Tackle

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The Shakespeare Company
Industry Fishing Tackle
Founded 1897; 121 years ago (1897)
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.
Headquarters Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Products Fishing Rods, Reels, Tackle, and accessories.
Parent Pure Fishing (Jarden)

The Shakespeare Company is a subsidiary of Jarden which manufactures fishing equipment. It was founded by William Shakespeare, Jr. in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1897.[1] It was moved to Columbia, South Carolina in 1970.[1]

In June 2005, approximately 438,000 of their children's fishing kits were recalled after being found to contain lead paint.[2]