ANTIQUE REELS

Kentucky, Fly, Collectible & Big Game Fishing Reels 

A Division of 'Custom Rod & Reel',  Lighthouse Point, Florida

Tom Greene

'Custom Rod & Reel' Store Phone: (954) 781-5600

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Tom Greene's personal collection 2014

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Reel #       Description  
265

B.F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky., 'Blue Grass Reel', No. 3, sn. 1936, jeweled caps 

P.O.R

 

B.F. Meek, Blue Grass Reel, No. 3  

The Blue Grass Reel Works Co. was founded in 1899 and was affiliated with B.F. Meek & Sons of Louisville, Kentucky.  The Blue Grass line of reels was eventually incorporated into the B.F. Meek & Sons line of Meek reels.  See No. 330 for a tournament version. (R. Gast)

266 Julius von Hofe, baitcaster, No. 1,  raised pillar reel, Pat.'89

SOLD

267 James Heddon's Son's,  4-18, 'windshield wiper' reel, sn. 266

P.O.R

Heddon's Son's,  4-18, 'windshield
268 Seamaster 'Tarpon', note the marble colored tension knob, no numbers

P.O.R

269 Shakespeare, 'Beetzsel', Pat. 1915/18

P.O.R

Shakespeare, 'Beetzsel',
270 Meek, Horton Mfg. Co. Bristol, Conn, No. 3, in the box with multiple papers, c. 1930, sn. 11339

$475

Meek, Horton, No. 3, in the box
271

Meek, Horton Mfg. Co. Bristol, Conn, No. 3, in the box with one paper, sn. 8761

$550

 

 
272

Meek, Horton Mfg. Co. Bristol, Conn, No. 4, sn. 6213

P.O.R

 

273

Julius vom Hofe / Leonard-Mills, raised pillar, trout reel, Pat. '89, 2 3/8" diameter size 3

SOLD

274

Shakespeare, 'Level Winding Reel', No. 3, 60 yds., Style B

P.O.R

 

Shakespeare, 'Level Winding Reel', No. 3
275

Julius vom Hofe/ Maker, N.Y. brass ball handled reel, No. 10 on foot

P.O.R

 

276

Hardy Bros, 'The Uniqua' fly reel, 2 5/8 in. dia., with original leather case

 

SOLD

Hardy Bros, 'The Uniqua' fly reel
277

B.F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky., No. 3, free spool, Pat. '01, sn. 4423

P.O.R

 

B.F. Meek & Sons, No. 3, free spool
278

Wheeler & McGregor, No. 3, Nelson McGregor patented this reel in 1884, first level wind device sold, image of mechanism not shown

$1,200

Wheeler & McGregor, No. 3
279

B.C. Milam & Sons, Frankfort, Ky., The Frankfort, Ky. Reel, No. 2, sn. 8723

$1,900

280

Edward vom Hofe, Maker, GS

P.O.R

Edward vom Hofe, Maker
281

N.Y. ball handled brass reel, 100 on foot, trade mark is two crossed hooks logo for Abby & Imbrie, made by Julius vom Hofe.

 

P.O.R

N.Y. ball handled brass reel    
282 Edward vom Hofe, 423, 'Restigouche', lever style detent for seven red dot drag feature on back plate, Pat. '02

  SOLD

Edward vom Hofe, 423, 'Restigouche', Pat. '02  
283 Fin-Nor, three layer 'Wedding Cake', , No. 1, sn. 1-532 with counter balance on face plate

P.O.R

284

James Heddon's  Son's, 4-18, 'windshield wiper' reel, sn. 396, rubber ball spacer

 

$1,900

285

Bradford & Anthony /Boston, ball handle reel

 

$750

Bradford & Anthony/Boston, ball handle  
287

Edward vom Hofe, double rim reel, custom 621, 6-0, Pat. '02, mint

 

$1,400

Edward vom Hofe, double rim reel, custom 621, 6-0  
288

Conroys Makers/NY, 2" diameter, GS

P.O.R

 

Conroys Makers/N

John Conroy founded his N.Y. company c. 1830.  There were a series of name changes: The first was from 'J. Conroy, Maker' to 'Conroys, Makers' in 1846 when John's son joined the business. In 1864, the company was run by Conroy's son as 'J.C. Conroy & Co.'  In 1875, the name was 'Conroy, Bissett & Malleson.'  7 years later it was 'Conroy & Bissett. for only a couple of years. The final name of the company was 'Thomas J. Conroy' in 1883. After 1890, Conroy reels were made using the Julius vom Hofe patents. It is not uncommon to find both Thomas J. Conroy and Julius vom Hofe names on the same reel. (R. Gast)

289 Edward vom Hofe, 550, 'Star Surf Casting' reel, 1-0, sn. T407, Pat. '96

P.O.R

 

Edward vom Hofe, 550, 1-0,  

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