In the 1940ís there were thousands of patens on corn husking hooks and pegs. Today many of the contestants at the hand corn picking contests use hooks that they have found at farm sales or antique stores. The leather is often replaced, but most of the time the hooks or pegs can still be used. Dick Humes, from Little York Illinois, is the only person I know of that replaces the leather on hooks for people. He has made custom hooks for people also. In 2010 three of the hooks he made were used by the winners of three different classes at the Illinois State Corn Husking Contest.