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Upon Nels departure, Fred moved another employee by the name of Bob Meeker over to supervise the manufacturing of the new bow lines.
Even though bows were then largely the result of machine work, Bob came to be considered a fine bowyer in his own right.
It details many of Fred’s remarking hunting adventures.
The third book was "Fred Bear’s World of Archery", published in 1979.
Unfortunately, the TD did not sell well and the line was discontinued after just 2 years. By traveling the world and producing films about bow hunting, Bear’s name and face became famous among archers and hunters.
Grumley knew that mass producing bows by machines instead of individually crafting every bow by hand was not what he wanted, and despite Bear’s attempt at retaining him, Grumley left Bear in 1948. However, his private venture lasted only two years before he took a job as a model maker for an appliance manufacturer.
His body was cremated, and his ashes spread near the Au Sable River in Northern Michigan, where he liked to flyfish.
The Coin Medallion: Beginning in 1959 all Bear bows had a coin medallion of one type of metal or another.
Skilled workmanship, top quality material and precision machines resulted in a high demand for these well-crafted bows.
Bear’s various models of the Kodiak bow became best sellers, and are still highly valued today.
Early on each and every bow which Nels made was either stamped or signed with his name, along with the words "Bear Products by Grumley" or "Bear Archery by Grumley".