When I wrote the first article on the Allcock-Stanley threadline reel a couple of weeks ago I thought I had seen them all – wrong!
In a collection we are currently selling, these two ‘Stanley-esque’ threadline fishing reels turned up. Similar in size and principle to the original Stanley reels, they are amazing to look at and handle.
On the right we have a black crackle finish alloy and brass threadline reel with just the smoothest action ever, and guess what, it’s a multiplier. WHAT I hear you say, a multiplier? Yep, never seen one until today. Beautifully engineered and fully working, it’s a collectors dream and then it gets even better!
On the left is a single-wind, super smooth threadline reel in alloy and brass, and in right-hand wind too – Nice! The ‘Shepherd’s crook’ lays the line correctly still and it is useable even today. Turn it upside down and it’s stamped “Receiver Ref ??? A&M trademarks??” The plot thickens!
So it’s been upscaled from an old radio set or similar into a fishing reel, such is the ingenious mindset of yesteryear’s anglers. It’s 100% operational, although you can’t get Radio 2 on it, I’ve tried!
Looks like this could be an on-going thread about Stanley-style reels as more weird examples turn up.
If you have any similar reels, please do get in touch and we will write a further article about them.
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