x rare Hardy 1894 all brass Perfect fly reel 3-1/4″ silver rim foot shortened


Extremely rare Hardy all brass Perfect fly reel with silver rim, 3 ¼” diameter, c 1894

, winding plate stamped with Rod in Hand and straight line logos, original white handle, central hole and 3 screws securing the check wheel to underside, strapped tension regulator, nickel pillars and rim, the foot blade ends have been cut short to fit a modern rod, dished face with large and small ventilations, the original drum screw has sheared, internal check with loose ball bearings, the reel turns beautifully smooth and straight, it retains most original finish, and with the foot repaired is worth approximately twice our asking price.