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Brindley John Ayers Catalogue of Vintage and Collectable Fishing Tackle

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H-1662 3.3/4” Hardy the “Silex Major” casting reel in fine original condition, smooth brass foot, back plate having round 4 position nickel silver brake regulator , this style adjuster was catalogued from 1925 to 1927 only, ivorine brake lever, with twin ebonite handles, spool with 2 rows of ventilations,  reel stamped inside with initials T.A.. ( Tommy Armstrong ) circa 1926, this check can be seen on page 253  of the Hardy book the Masters and the men by John Dewitt. fine reel

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£240.00
H-1668 3.3/4" Hardy the “Silex Major” Casting reel in very fine  original condition, ridged brass foot, half moon ivorine brake indicator  , twin  ebonite handles, with with large rim mounted bulbous shaped ivorine brake lever,  reel stamped inside with initials J. B .W  Joe Wallace  1910-1939 )) Reel circa 1928, superb example with about all the finish

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£180

 

H-1670 4" Hardy the "Super Silex" casting reel reel  in very fine original condition, 90cm ridged brass foot not filed, twin ebonite handles, ivorine  rim mounted brake knob,  reel stamped inside wit initials J.B.W. ( Joe Wallace ) reel circa 1930's, half moon ivorine brake indicator to back plate, working fine, with jewelled baring release catch on spool face ,  reel in very fine original condition,  cage retaining  most of the original black lead finish ,

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£320
H-1684 4.1/8" x 2.1/8" Hardy the  "Marquis Salmon No-2 Salmon fly  reel in fine lightly  used condition, honest  light marks to finish, fully ventilated spool with polished rim,  ridged brass foot in fine fishing  condition, , this is a superb large capacity Salmon fly reel to take the heaviest of Salmon fly lines complete with modern line and in Hardy zip case, circa 1970's ( H-1684 )

 

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£230
H-1685 3.3/4" early Hardy all brass crank wine  Salmon fishing reel in fine original condition, face plate with rod-in-hand and  enclosed oval logos. bridges and foot  held with  iron screws, and retaining most of the original bronzing. reel fitted with a wasted crank arm with cow horn handled, held with domed iron screw this is a rarely seen and rarely seen size of this scarce fishing reel circa 1880's (H-1686)

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£600
H-1686 2.1/4" early Hardy narrow drum all brass crank wined Trout fishing reel in fine original condition, face plate with rod-in-hand and  enclosed oval logos. bridges and foot  held with  iron screws, and retaining most of the original bronzing. reel fitted with a wasted crank arm with cow horn handled, held with domed iron screw this is a rarely seen and rarely seen size of this scarce fishing reel circa 1880's ( H-1686 )

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£700
H-1687 4.1/2" x 2" wide Hardy the All brass Birmingham pattern Salmon fly reel in very fine original condition,  faceplate with  enclosed oval Hardy logo, cow horn handle with 2 retaining screws to  winding plate, iron and nickel silver screws to pillars,  fixed caliper check, reel very fine and retaining most of the original bronzing, , reel circa 1900's super reel. ( H-1687  )

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£399
H-1688 3.3/4"Hardy the Manton of Calcutta "Super Silex" casting reel with Manton oval plaque logo to back plate, used for Mahseer fishing at a guess, reel  in very fine original condition, 88cm ridged brass foot not filed, twin ebonite handles, ivorine  rim mounted brake knob,  reel stamped inside wit initials R.M.S.. ( Robert Marshall Scott ~ 1916-1967 ) reel circa 1926's, round nickel silver 4 position brake stamped ,heavy, medium, light and free. , this system was fitted for 3 years only 1925~1927 tension regulator to back plate, working fine, with jewelled baring release catch on spool face ,  reel in very fine original condition,  cage retaining  most of the original black lead finish ,

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H-1689 3.1/2" rare Hardy the "Super Silex Multiplier " bait casting reel in very fine original condition, winding plate with reverse tapered Barton style ebonite handle mounted to the raised offset gear housing,  main body of reel having half moon ivorine brake indicator, with knurled edged nickel silver regulator screw, rim mounted brake with ivorine knob ,spitfire spool with jewelled bearing ,,  and ridged brass foot, reel with silent forward wind, super original reel retaining most of the black lead finish,

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950
H-1690 2.3/4" " rare Hardy the "Silex Multiplier"  bait casting reel in very fine original condition, winding plate with ebonite handle mounted to the raised offset gear housing,  main body of reel having half moon ivorine brake indicator, with knurled edged nut nickel silver regulator screw, double arm  ivorine step brake supported through both rims, spool spindle with bronzed brass cover with oil hole, and ridged brass foot, , super original reel retaining most of the black lead finish, rare to find now.

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H-1691 4” Hardy "The Silex” casting reel in fine original condition,  3 rim controls, spool with twin ivorine handles mounted on shaped alloy handlebar, wire core to drum with drum release catch above handle bar , with a mass of blues steel springs and levers, smooth brass foot held with screw through 1 pillar of cast frame the other screw is through back plate to brad bridge cast into foot,  stamped inside with Foster, reel in super original condition, retaining all the original black lead finish, this check can be seen on page 241 fig 196d of the Hardy book the Masters and the men by John Dewitt. fine reel, reel circa 1904-1910  (H-1691)

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£350
H-1692 3.1/4” Hardy the “Silex Major” casting reel in fine original condition, spool with single row of ventilations, with twin ebonite handles held with Hardy split top nuts , jewelled bearing , drum release sliding catch,  ivorine brake lever mounted across the face  rim mounted nickel silver regulator screw with knurled edge with nut above, with half moon ivorine brake indicator to back-plate,  nickel silver nut to back-plate holding the pivoting brake arm inside casing. reel stamped inside with initials R.W. ( un-known ), ridged brass foot, not shortened. held with 2 screws. refer to Hardy book the Masters and the men by John Dewitt. fine reel. ( H-1692 )

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£320
H-1693 3.1/4” Hardy the “Silex Major” casting reel in fine original condition, spool with fretted out ventilated drum core and with single row of ventilations to faceplate,  twin ebonite handles held with Hardy nickel silver screws, jewelled bearing , drum release sliding catch,  ivorine brake lever mounted across the face  rim mounted nickel silver regulator screw with knurled edge with nut above, with half moon ivorine brake indicator to back-plate,  nickel silver rivets to back-plate holding the pivoting brake arm inside casing. reel stamped inside with initials J.D. ( James Dodds  1920-1966  ), ridged brass foot, not shortened. held with 2 screws. refer to Hardy book the Masters and the men by John Dewitt. fine reel. ( H-1693 )  

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£320
H-1694 Very rare un-catalogued or experimental 2.7/8"Hardy the “Silex Major” casting reel with 1/4 cut out rim, spool with fretted out ventilated drum core and with single row of ventilations to faceplate,  twin ivorine  handles held with Hardy nickel silver screws, jewelled bearing , drum release sliding catch,  ivorine brake lever mounted to rim,  4 position nickel silver brake indicator to back-plate, heavy, medium, light and extra light,  nickel silver nut to back-plate holding the pivoting brake arm screw inside casing is missing, easy to find a replacement nut reel stamped inside with initials T.A. ( Tommy Appleby  1920-1946  ), smooth brass foot, not shortened. held with 2 screws. this reel seems to be a transitional reel between the Silex No-2 and the Silex Minor, but stamped Silex Major, no reel size stamped to reel,  is this possibly a pre production Silex Major ? reel all correct, it also has a iron brake regulator screw in space below the casting trigger, to stop the trigger being fully off and enabling a very free running spool, when screw remover and trigger fully employed the spool slows up . very interesting reel for the Silex collector. see page of the Hardy book the Masters and the men by John Dewitt. page 249 fig 211 showing a 2.7/8" Silex Minor check without cut out rim. (H-1694 )

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£400
H-1695  3" x 1.1/4" wide Hardy the Brass Birmingham fly fishing reel  un-named block leather case, faceplate with rod-in-hand and enclosed logos bridge foot  + 3 brass pillars held with iron screws,   2 screw s to face with horn handle , reel retaining most of the original bronzing and patina., black leather stitching loos on 1 side otherwise fine, nice honest early Hardy reel circa 1895  (H-1695 )

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£450
H-1696 3.1/2" x 1.1/2" wide Hardy the all Brass Hercules fly fishing reel in very fine Hardy block leather case, reel with raised faceplate with rod-in-hand and enclosed logos with white handle held with nickel silver pin, wasted bridge foot  + 3 brass pillars held with iron screws from both sides,  reel retaining all of the original bronzing and patina., block leather  ( H-1696) )

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£950
H-1697 4"x 1.5/8" Wide Hardy "The Silex No-2" 1st model (1911 ) with  knurled edged drum screw,  spool with 16 large ventilations around the edge, twin white horn handles , smooth brass foot 90cm with no filing, back plate with "The Silex" and  Hardy's PAT, rim mounted  casting trigger with white handle and strap over rim mounted  brake regulator wheel, the 1911 internal brake system showing on page  244 of J. Drewett Hardy book the Masters the Men and their reels, reel with honest wear to lead finish, and a very neat hardy brass infill by 1piller to fill in a line groove, ( pillar was not broken ) see picture. rare honest reel in its original Hardy block leather case

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£690
H-1698

very rare un-catalogued 1st model of Hardy 1897 pattern the  "Silex Ocean Reel" in hardwood made for 1 year only and catalogued as a 6”, fitted with the Silex action,1897- in John Drewett book on page 382 it features the 1st model Ocean stating it was only made in the 6” size, I sent the details of this reel to john Drewett with these  pictures and he corrected me in thinking it was the 2nd model , but it is a 1st model in the un-catalogued 4.1/2” size , his reply I copy and past below, confirming it is the 1897  1st model. and possibly never seen. John has never seen the 4.1/2" size

 From John Drewett

Hi John,

Actually your reel is the 1897 only Silex Ocean with Silex action shown on pages 380 and 382.  They were catalogued as being available only in a 6 inch size however I am not surprised to see one in 4 1/2 inch as Hardy would generally supply what was required.  I suspect the case is a marriage.  The light colour handle is a replacement as the colour is wrong but done a very long time ago

 Hope of help.

 John

 very rare 1st model of 4.1/2" Hardy  1898 pattern then "Silex Ocean" in hardwood, fitted with the Silex action,1897 reel having twin horn handle on elliptical seats, ( i handle lighter it looks to be original but possible changed in its earlier life,) I think best left as is ) the patina looks the same era as the reel,  brass telephone latch with iron lock screw back-plate and spool edge and face concaved, Bickerdyke line guide, reel fitted with the Silex action with the semicircle steel brake has been brazed at one end to avoid the hard steel wearing the softer brass of the brake lever'  "The Silex" and Hardy's Patent, stamped to the cross on back plate of the reel, reel in fine original condition in a fine un-named block leather case  ( strap weak ), this is a very rare never seen before 4.1/2 "Silex Ocean" ,  reel as described in John Drewett Hardy book page 383, this model was probably a David Slater made reel, with Hardy fitting the Silex  action in there own factory, later models were with aluminium lining to back plate and the  inside of the spool, so this is the 1st model 1898 with Silex action, reel in fine original condition and comes in a  un-named block leather case, (  strap  with wear  )

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£1250
H-1699 4" Hardy the "Decantelle MK-1" Centrepin reel in very fine original condition,  ridged brass foot twin ebonite handles, with ebonite  rim mounted casting trigger, and  rim mounted tension regulator, spool having single row of ventilations and held to spindle with  domed slotted nut, fine rare reel retaining almost all of the original finish,  reel produced from made 1932 - 1939, this 1st model reel circa  1933

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£230
H-1700 Hardy the "Altex" N0-1 MK-11 spinning reel in near mint condition, ,polished alloy spool housing retaining all the original black lead finish, with patent 37376  proven, folding handle and' spring bail arm  working fine, Bakelite spool with  increase decrease arrow  all picked out in red, reel seems to date around 1933 /34, super reel that seems about unused, in original card box with buckle and strap, fine collector quality. H-1700

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£260
H-1701 Hardy the "Altex" N0-1 MK-11 spinning reel in used condition, ,with polished alloy spool housing retaining most of the original worn black lead finish, with patent 37376  proven, folding handle and' spring bail arm  working fine, Bakelite spool with  increase decrease arrow  all picked out in red, reel seems to date around 1933 /34, fine early reel that seems used but needs a  full clean and polish as all the  nickel silver tarnished, will clean up to be a fine reel all working, just left in its box for a very long time,, in original card box with buckle and strap, fine collector quality. ( H-1701 )

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£155
H-1702 4” Hardy "The Silex” casting reel in its original Hardy block leather case, both in very fine condition,   3 rim controls, spool with twin ivorine handles mounted direct onto spool,, wire core to drum with drum release catch above handle bar , with a mass of blues steel springs and levers, smooth brass foot held with screw through 1 pillar of cast frame the other screw is through back plate to brad bridge cast into foot,  stamped inside with Foster, reel in super original condition, retaining all the original black lead finish, this check can be seen on page 241 fig 196d of the Hardy book the Masters and the men by John Dewitt. fine reel, reel circa 1904-1910  (H-1702)

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£650
H-1703 Rare right hand wind early Hardy Altex No-2 spinning reel with the down turned Ducks foot body style, in fine original condition, the original 1st model Ducks foot body sweeps up, this 2nd model body turns  down, stamped to the back of the spool housing is Hardy details and Duplicated Mk-2 , reel fitted with a full side inspection plate, with 6 screws for easy access to the reel gearing, , rare right hand wind reel with folding handle, spring bail working well and snaps shut easily, ebonite drum with red test to face and nickel tension star, a rare Hardy spinning reel for the collector, all original condition reel circa 1933.  H-1703

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