3 5/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. No Serial No. [Circa 1940’s Philadelphia] In EVH FACTORY BOX. 12 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd.

3 5/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. No Serial No. [Circa 1940’s Philadelphia] In EVH FACTORY BOX. 12 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd.

By: VOM HOFE, EDWARD

Price: $2,450.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Very Good


R 190184 3 5/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. No Serial No. [Circa 1940’s Philadelphia] In EVH FACTORY BOX. 12 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd. Spool width 1 3/16 in.; Hard rubber side plates with rolled-over nickel-silver rims; Nickel-silver pillars & S-shaped Aluminum handle; Black knob with counterbalance; Roller bars front & back; Aluminum reel spool with bronze center stem; Bright aluminum foot marked: “504 / 2/0” [Foot measures 2 3/4 in.]; 7-position drag adjustment on back plate; back-sliding click on face plate; Oil port marked: “Edw. vom Hofe / Phila./ Pat. May 20.02” [Used from 1902-1947]. Tobin bronze bearings & hand-cut screws. In rare Edward Vom Hofe box, 4 ¾ in. x 4 ¾ in. x 4 in; Box is mismarked for a 4/0 reel instead of a 2/.0 reel: “Edward vom Hofe and Company / 504 /4-0” inside circle on both ends of box. [Cat. 2019.] R-190184 cmz. – This is in exceptional condition for a 80+ year-old reel. The reel foot is full length, but has been trimmed on the edges. The screw heads appear fine, but all show some use under magnification. The 7-position drag works well over its full range. The reel is unusual for a number of reasons. It has an original Factory Box, but the box is marked “4/0” instead of “2/0”. Vom Hofe boxes are considered Rare in Ted Bingham’s superb book ”THE CELEBRATED REELS OF EDWARD VOM HOFE.” [Brightwater NY: 2007]. It does not have the usual 2/0 dimensions of 3 3/8” diameter faceplate with 1 3/8” width; I sold a similar 2/0 Restigouche with 3 5/8” plates & 1 3/16” width in my Catalog 38 [2001].There are very few wear marks on the rims; The hard rubber has a few miniscule surface scratches with no chips, cracks, or hairlines. The face plate is slightly faded. The reel has been taken apart as evidenced by the wear on the screw heads. The Factory Box with the wrong size on it [4/0 instead of 2/0] has some light water staining. A fine reel for fishing or display. The angler-modified foot makes this only Very Good. $2450

Title: 3 5/8” EDWARD VOM HOFE No. 504 TOBIQUE 2/0 Multiplier. RHW. No Serial No. [Circa 1940’s Philadelphia] In EVH FACTORY BOX. 12 oz. Cap. WF-9 + 150 yd.

Author / Maker: VOM HOFE, EDWARD

Categories: FLY REELS MODERN & CLASSIC, FLY REELS ANTIQUE & CHARACTER,

Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: R 190184

Keywords: EVH Philadelphia in Factory Box