Thompson, D. H. Co

Elgin, IL - Founded ca. 1919 by Herbert L. Thompson.

Here is an excellent PDF document explaining the history of D. H. Thompson and his company and inventions.  D. H. Thompson vises are specifically for fly tying.

H. L. Thompson Patents from Google

Trade Names, Models and Brands:

  • Model A through Model H
  • Model J
  • Ultra
  • Cobra (modern)
  • 360 SLT (modern)
  • Pro Vise (modern)
Image Description: 

Thompson Model "A" Fly Tying Vise