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Tom Greene

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Tom Greene's personal collection 2014

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Reel #       Description  
290

Meek, Horton Mfg. Co. Bristol, Conn, No. 4, sn. 11226

P.O.R

 

 
291 Edward vom Hofe, 560, 1-0, later 1929 'Beach Haven', sn. X464

$950

Edward vom Hofe, 560, 'Beachaven', No. 1  
292

Jack Welch, 'Hand Made', level wind reel, sn. 179

 

$900

  Jack Welch, Hand Made
293 Otto Zwarg, 400, No. 2, sn. 160, seven red dots with detent lever indicator, (missing screws)

P.O.R

 

  Otto Zwarg, 400, No. 2

OTTO ZWARG COMPANY, (St. Petersburg, FL) 1899-1958 - A German dentist who immigrated to the U.S. in the 1920s. He took a temporary job as a machinist for the Edward vom Hofe Company in Brooklyn NY.  After the sale of the Edward vom Hofe Company in the 1940s, he purchased much of the vom Hofe machinery and tooling and started building reels with his own label in Brooklyn in 1946. At this time he also repaired Edward vom Hofe reels. In 1947 he moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, establishing the Otto Zwarg Co, where he continued in the machining business. The reels produced by Otto Zwarg are very similar to those of his old employer, Edward vom Hofe. They are very high quality, and due to the limited number produced, they are certainly rarer than those of Edward vom Hofe. (ORCA)

294

Peck & Snyder/ NY, click trout reel, GS,  2" diameter

 

  SOLD

Peck & Snyder/ NY, click trout reel  

PECK & SNYDER, "George Snyder was a watchmaker and silversmith in Paris, KY. It is thought that he made fishing reels between 1820 and 1840. His reels resemble in some ways the early British reels available at the time. George Snyder reels are the most desirable of reels for reel collectors. The only markings on the reel that identify them as Snyder's are the initials "GS". George Snyder has been credited with making the first American multiplying (geared) reel. (Mike Cacioppo)

295

Edward vom Hofe, 'Star', 550, 1-0, sn. V206, Pat. '96

P.O.R

 

Edward vom Hofe, 'Star', 550, 1-0  
296

B.C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 2, GS

 

  SOLD

  B.C. Milam, No. 2
298

Otto Zwarg, no numbers, no sn., detent with lever indicator for 7 red dots, marked 'J.M.O', (400, 2-0)

 

P.O.R

 

 
299

Edward vom Hofe, Maker, GS, reel, 3 1/4" diameter

 

 SOLD

 

300

Otto Zwarg, 400, 2-0, sn. 430, detent lever for seven red dots

 

  SOLD

 

 
301

Edward vom Hofe, 491, No. 1, GS bands, 1896 universal tension, Pat. '96, marked 'F.R.H.'

P.O.R

 
302

A. Clerk & Co. / NY, No. 4, brass trout reel

$950

Clerk & Co. / NY, No. 4
303

Otto Zwarg, 200, no. 4-0, no name, sn. 116, lever on detent for seven red dots, marked 'D. E. P.'

 

  SOLD

 
304

Billinghurst, Rochester, NY, fixed handle, double patent dates: Pat. 1859/ Aug. 9, 1873, diameter 3" side-mount brass reel

 

P.O.R

 

Billingshurst, Rochester, NY,  

William Billinghurst (1807-1880) produced reels of different sizes and materials, from small brass reels to giant sized nickel plated trolling reels. The most common, if any Billinghurst can be called that, is the nickel plated 2nd version, or dual patent marked reels circa 1873 to 1880. Some of the more difficult reels include any size of the first version in 3", 3 " or 3 3/8" size and any fixed handle reel. (Side-mount reels)

305

Meek, Horton Mfg. Co. Bristol, Conn, No. 2, sn. 11465

 

  SOLD

 
306

Edward vom Hofe, Perfection, 360, No. 1, pointed indicator detent for red dots drag feature on front plate, sn. K 270, Pat. Jan. 25 '83

 

 SOLD

Edward vom Hofe, Perfection, 360, No. 1, Edward vom Hofe, Perfection, 360, No. 1,  

The first of these Edward vom Hofe trout reels, the #355, a reel with a two-tone clicker mechanism system, that can be activated as additional drag force, with a patent date of 1883, was joined around 1896 by the model  #360, equipped with an "adjustable, automatic silent tension drag" system. To distinguish the two different models, later versions of the #355 were designated as the "Peerless" and #360 became the "Perfection."  (Wikipedia)

307

A. Clerk & Co. / NY, No. 1, brass ball handle, thumb pad

 

$900

  Clerk & Co. / NY, No. 1, brass ball handle
308

B. C. Milam & Son, Frankfort, Ky., The Frankfort Kentucky Reel, No. 2, sn. 8715

P.O.R

 
309

Talbot, No. 35, sn. 8030, S handle

SOLD

310

Edward vom Hofe, custom 3-0, Pat. 96, marked B 107 on foot, engraved on back plate 'D. G. Smyth/ 1915  / A gift to J. G. Parsons, Jr. / 1924', leather thumb brake

P.O.R

 

311

Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3, four dots on foot, half handle at 12:00

 

$1,850

Meek & Milam, No. 3  
312

Edward vom Hofe, Bass, Tarpon & Tuna Reel, 491, No. 1, sn. Z324, Pat. '96

 

P.O.R

 
313

B. C. Milam & Son, Frankfort  Ky.  The Frankfort Kentucky Reel, No. 2, sn. 8715 / sn. 6123

$1,800 

B. C. Milam & Son, Frankfort  Ky. Reel, No. 2
314

Dame Stoddard Co., Boston, Julius vom Hofe/Maker, NY,  on foot #4 and #1, marked 'R.T.', small click fly reel

P.O.R

 

Dame Stoddard Co., Boston

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