One of our regular blog readers Alan sent in images of his side casting reel in response to our appeal. The original black reel on the white backdrop started it all off. There must be hundreds of wacky & weird models including Alan’s offering here to be had for the collectors.
Looking more like a vintage Spong meat grinder, I have actually seen another identical reel to this many years ago. It’s the brass parallel barrel drum that brought it to mind as that’s unusual. Well, the whole reel is unusual.
So it’s either production, low production or another night shift special. My money is now on low production as the details and machining are way too advanced for the “let’s make a reel” brigade in the garden shed.
So let’s keep them coming, send pictures of your side casting oddities to us and we will try to tackle the source of the supply.