Rare Hardy Fortuna 8” Duralumin big game reel with factory auxiliary brake ex rare c 1930 for collector

£4,495.00

This reel is part of a 100 Hardy reel collection that has just arrived in stock, see the last image for a taster. Rare Hardy Fortuna 8” Duralumin big game reel with factory auxiliary brake, few of these ever turn up, 70mm across frame, twin ebonised reverse taper handles mounted on brass shaped crossbar over Capstan adjustable brake wheel. Andreas Patent anti-reverse drum, backplate stamped “The Fortuna Reel Andreas Pat. No.123405/18” & maker’s details. Working auxiliary brake with factory support pillars, the drum core having brass screw topped oil ports, the reel winds silky smooth, highly polished throughout with no corrosion. This is a stunning big game collector’s reel built by Arthur Wall in the 1930’s

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