4” [UNMARKED] BIRMINGHAM BRASS [HERCULES] PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1900] 15 5/8 oz. 1 1/2” spool width; Fixed Check; Horn Knob on Fluted Cup with Raised Face; 3 1/2 in. smooth Brass Foot; in Wooden Box with Sliding lid.

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Price: $275.00

Quantity: 1 available


R 180257 4” [UNMARKED] BIRMINGHAM BRASS [HERCULES] PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1900] 15 5/8 oz. 1 1/2” spool width; Fixed Check; Horn Knob on Fluted Cup with Raised Face; 3 1/2 in. smooth Brass Foot; in Wooden Box with Sliding lid. [Cat. 2018.] R-180257 con-pa. –This handsome salmon reel has seen very little use, based on the clean foot, & overall lack of wear. The reel originally had a silk line on it, but it was removed to stop oil leaching from the line on the reel spool. Residue from the old line are still on the reel spool. Bronzing was applied to the edges of the front & back plate, reel spool, & upper side of the reel foot. The raised face plate was left bright, as was the back plate & the bottom side of the reel foot. The reel foot is full length & unaltered; some bronzing was worn away on the top ends of the foot. This reel could still be fished! Very Good-Near Fine. $275

Title: 4” [UNMARKED] BIRMINGHAM BRASS [HERCULES] PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1900] 15 5/8 oz. 1 1/2” spool width; Fixed Check; Horn Knob on Fluted Cup with Raised Face; 3 1/2 in. smooth Brass Foot; in Wooden Box with Sliding lid.

Author / Maker: UNMARKED

Categories: FLY REELS ANTIQUE & CHARACTER,

Condition: Very Good-Near Fine

Seller ID: R 180257

Keywords: Antique British Birmingham Fly Reel