Kentucky, Fly, Collectible & Big Game Fishing Reels 

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Tom Greene

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Tom Greene's personal collection

Wm. H. Talbot 'Ben Hur' Fly Reel

Note: Patent date 1901, small size 101, 2 and 3/8  diameter with an 'S' handle and ivory knob

Wm. H. Talbot Reel Co. - Nevada, Mo. Marked German Silver and Aluminum Ben Hur Fly Reel  This example, a size 101, has a dia. of 2 1/2" and a 1" wide spool. The subject of a January 22nd, 1901 patent, the shouldered pillars featured on this reel provided more support for the frame and extended to the outer face of the side plate.

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Owner of this Talbot 'Ben Hur' fly reeI  Dr. G. J. Hollingsworth

Tom Greene's personal antique reel collection 2014


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