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

E-MAIL TOM GREENE

 

Tom Greene's personal collection 2014

Page 6

Go to Page:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20
 

NOTICE: If you wish to purchase from this list, click here for instructions

Note: these reels are, for the most part, in 'as found' condition.  Some have been cleaned by previous owners.  The photos speak for themselves. 

Click on any photo to enlarge

Reel #       Description  
76 Meek No. 3, by The Horton MFG co., Bristol, Conn., sn. 9141, GS

$4,500

Horton Meek, No. 3, reel Meek No. 3,
77 'Kentucky;, No. 5, GS, rare 1" narrow spool. marked 'Tho's Kite, Jr. / Cincinnati'.  

Sold by E. E. Eaton sporting goods, Chicago and other outlets

$4,500

Kentucky No. 5, Thomas Kite, Jr. Kentucky No. 5 
78 B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. '1', sn. 6543, GS, 'The Frankfort Kentucky Reel'

$3,500

B. C. Milam,  No. 1
79 V. L. & A., No 3, 'Expert', GS.

$300

V L & A, No. 3 reel V. L. & A., No 3
80 B. F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky.,  No. 3, sn 2967, GS, marked 'H. (?) L. Simpson' on back plate

$750

B. F. Meek & Sons, No. 3 fishing reel, marked Simpson on back plate B. F. Meek & Sons, No. 3,  
81 Wm. H. Talbot, 'ELI', Pat. 1901

$950

Talbot, 'Eli' reel
82 Meek, No 2, The Horton Mfg. Co., Bristol, Conn.,  GS

 

$450

Horton Meek, No. 2 reel Meek, No 2, The Horton 
83 J. F. & B. F. Meek, Frankfort, Ky.,  3:1 gear ratio, GS, name on bottom of back plate and counter weight of handle, all screws numbered, on both the front and back. (All '8' screws are numbered), ultra rare! c. 1830-40, one-of-a-kind, custom made.

P.O.R

J. F. & B. F. Meek, counter weight handle, all screws (8) numbered   J. F. & B. F. Meek, 3:1 gear ratio J. F. & B. F. Meek, 3:1 gear ratio
84 Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. '0'(Zero), numbered screws, GS, ultra rare!

  SOLD

Meek & Milam, No. 0 (zero) reel Meek & Milam, No. 0 (Zero),
85 Edw. vom Hofe, Bass reel, Pat. '83

$800

Edw. vom Hofe, baby bass reel
86 B.C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 4, sn. 8576, GS, engraved on back plate: 'Worlds Fair, 1893, Smith/Agnew'

  SOLD

B. C. Milam, No. 4, reel engraved for Worlds Fair, 1893
87 AL. FOSS, 'Easy Control', No. 3-25, Cleveland, O., sn. A652

$700

Al. Foss, easy control, No. 3-25 reel Al. Foss, 'Easy Control',

Al Foss was granted his first reel patent was on January 5, 1926. The second was on January 21, 1930 and the third on June 23, 1931. Being a tournament distance caster, Foss understood the importance of controlling the spool speed during the cast to prevent a line backlash. As such, his patents are involved with adding a centrifugal device to the spool to help prevent the caster from getting a backlash. His design concept was added to the reel his company sold. The reel was the Al Foss Easy Control 3-25 reel and was introduced in 1925. It came in both a polished and a matt finish. It was a size 3 reel and sold for $25, hence the number 3-25.

Reels with AL Foss's name on them are considered very special among collectors (R. Gast)

88 B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 3, The Frankfort Kentucky Reel, GS, #5 on foot, sn. 8682

$1,800

B. C. Milam, Frankfort, Ky, #5 on foot, reel  B. C. Milam, The Frankfort Kentucky Reel
89 Talbot Reel & Mfg. Co., No. 33, sn. 5475

P.O.R

90 Hardy Bros. 3 3/8 fly multiplier reel, The 'St. George' multiplier reel, three screw latch, made 1927-29, rare and scarce

P.O.R

 

Hardy Bros fly reel, the St. George   Hardy Bros. 3 3/8 fly reel, The 'St. George' multiplier reel,
91 Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky., No. 2, numbered screws, wide spool, brass reel

$3,700

Meek & Milam, No. 2, numbered screws, wide spool, brass reel Meek & Milam, No. 2, numbered screws
92 Maurice Noel, Salmon fly reel by Maurice NoŽl Fly reels design, Montreal. Maker of Titanium reels.

 SOLD

M. Noel, fly reel Maurice Noel, Salmon fly reel
93

B. F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky., No. 3, sn. 4015, 'Blue Grass Reel', GS, engraved: 'J. J. Lowry'

P.O.R

B. F. Meek & Sons, No. 3, Blue Grass reel  
94

F. Fullilove, engraved:  'Made by F. Fullilove for J.B. Marin, Jr., Owenton, Ky.'

$6,750

F. Fullilove, for J. B. Marin, Jr. fishing reel F. Fullilove

Frank Fullilove was a jeweler in Owenton, KY and sold his reels out of his store. It is not know exactly when he started making his reels, but he received a patent for them on March 14, 1905. (ORCA)

95 Edward vom Hofe, 800, 1-0 'Matecombe', wide spool

$750

Edward vom Hofe, Matecombe, model 560, size 1 reel

The model 800 name was changed from the Long Key to the Matecombe. The Wahoo model 570 had changes made to the sizes, the two 1/0 sizes were dropped and a new size 1 introduced. Model 560 had its name changed from the Matecombe to the “Beach Haven” and the size 1 wide drum was dropped.

96 J. C. Conroy & Co., N.Y., marked on foot bridge, #5

$450

J. C. Conroy, fishing reel
97 Raised pillar, multiplying trout reel, #4 on foot, no name

$100

98

Meek & Milam, Frankfort, Ky.,  No. 3, with numbered screws, two dots on foot, handle with large counter balance, GS

$2,200

Meek & Milam, No. 3, numbered screws reel Meek & Milam, No. 3, with numbered screws
99

Talbot Reel & Mfg. Co.,'Managua', K. C. Mo., USA, sn. 8669

SOLD

Talbot reel, Managua Talbot Reel & Mfg. Co.,'Managua',
100 Raised pillar fly reel, #100 on foot

  SOLD

Raised pillar fly reel #100  
101 B.F. Meek & Sons, Louisville, Ky., No.  44, fly reel, 2nd model, c. 1900, sn. 3904, GS, marked 'A. M. Buckley, Lenmour, Pa.'

  SOLD

Meek & Son's, No. 44, Ben Hur, fly reel B.F. Meek & Sons, No.  44, fly reel, 2nd model,
102 Talbot, 'Comet', sn. 6525

$600

Talbot, Comet reel Talbot, 'Comet', sn. 6525

Antiquereels.com

Tom Greene's personal antique reel collection 2014

 

Reels for sale, click here for purchase instructions

 

 

Go to Page:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20

 

 

If you have antique reels, Kentucky reels, big game rods and reels, or early fly reels you wish to sell:

Contact Information for Tom Greene

 Search this site only  |  Home page

Business Phone: (954) 781-5600

E-MAIL TOM GREENE

Visit Custom Rod & Reel's business web site

 

 

Other Web Sites by Tom Greene

 

www.antiquereels.com   (Antique fishing reels)

 

www.customrodandreel.com  (Custom Rod and Reel store)

 

www.innovativefishingtackle.com   (Reel Crankie & Tri-Shear products)

 

www.antiquereels.com/tgbooks   (Tom Greene's book on fishing stories)

 

Web Site created 10-3-1997   Copyrighted 1997- 2015

Last updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015 06:36 AM

 

All photos on this website are the personal property of Thomas Greene, and may not be reproduced in print or on the internet in any form without the expressed written permission of Thomas Greene.  Permission may be given without compensation if the use is intended for non-commercial production.  Otherwise photo release documents and our production costs will be necessary for commercial use of any and all photos on this site.

All content on this site is copyrighted and owned by Tom Greene, Lighthouse Point, Florida.