4” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS BRONZED PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1910] 16 ½ oz. With “Enclosed Oval Logo” & “Rod in Hand” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 3 ¾ in. smooth Brass Foot; in HARDY Brown Cardboard Box with Metal Edges.

4” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS BRONZED PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1910] 16 ½ oz. With “Enclosed Oval Logo” & “Rod in Hand” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 3 ¾ in. smooth Brass Foot; in HARDY Brown Cardboard Box with Metal Edges.

By: HARDY

Price: $375.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Good-Very Good


R 180253 4” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS BRONZED PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1910] 16 ½ oz. 1 3/8” spool width; With “Enclosed Oval Logo” & “Rod in Hand” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 3 ¾ in. smooth Brass Foot; in HARDY Brown Cardboard Box with Metal Edges. . [Cat. 2018.] R-180253 con-pa. –This reel was made for Hardy in Birmingham, the center of brass manufacture in Great Britain. HARDY offered reel stamped with their name starting in the 1880’s. HARDY did not make their own reels until 1891, when they introduced the PERFECT. This reel had about 80% bronze finish on the faceplate, spool, foot, & part of the frame. The back faceplate had most of the bronze missing, with a repair on the check works, where an indent showed around the check stud. The foot is full length, with some slight waves on either end. The check is strong, with a full-throated sound, and fully useable. The HARDY box has Royal Warrants for His Majesty the King, plus the King of Spain & the King of Italy. The box is Very Good. With noted exceptions, Reel is Good-Very Good. $375

Title: 4” HARDY BIRMINGHAM BRASS BRONZED PLATEWIND [Circa 1880-1910] 16 ½ oz. With “Enclosed Oval Logo” & “Rod in Hand” Trademark; Fixed Check; Ebonite knob; 3 ¾ in. smooth Brass Foot; in HARDY Brown Cardboard Box with Metal Edges.

Author / Maker: HARDY

Categories: FLY REELS ANTIQUE & CHARACTER, FLY REELS HARDY USED,

Condition: Good-Very Good

Seller ID: R 180253

Keywords: Antique Hardy Fly Reel