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ALVEY Sidecast Antique Vintage Fishing Reels Reference Information, by Bernie Ladd 1/7/2017.

ALVEY wood and metal Sea Drag Casting Reel Model FP5. Size 7 '' (un-plated option) -c. 1936. Extemely Rare. It's pertinent to mention that some early ALVEY models were available as an option in polished metal, or in the more common nickel plated finish, hence a genuine ALVEY factory produced reel in polished (un-plated) metal is extremely rare.ALVEY 1936 catalogue states the FP5 model price was 75/-.

Specifications: Cast gunmetal back, T saddle (rod mount seat) and forked line guide. Cast gunmetal back plate diameter 5 1/2''; Brass backed Australian silky oak spool-drum, spool-drum width 2 1/2''. Claw star drag wheel and crank-handle of cast brass; twin elongated (tapered) Australian silky oak wooden handle knobs; anti-reverse pawl; optional check. A knurled grease cup provides lubrication to spindle and drag parts. Ferguson turntable stamped Fergusons Patent No. 14739/20.

ALVEY wood and metal Rim Lever, heavy duty notched lock turntable, Sea Drag Casting Reel. Size 7 '' -c. 1930s. Extemely Rare.

Specifications: Nickel plated cast gunmetal back, saddle (rod mount seat) and forked line guide. Nickel plated cast gunmetal back plate diameter 5 1/2''; nickel plated brass backed camphor laurel spool-drum, spool-drum width 2 1/2''. Claw star drag wheel and crank-handle of nickel plated cast brass; twin elongated (tapered) bakelite handle- knobs; anti-reverse pawl, and optional check-individually Rim lever lever operated. A rear knurled grease cup provides lubrication to spindle.

ALVEY wood and metal Rim Lever, Large 5 1/2'' Line Ring Guide Model, Sea Drag Casting Reel. Size 7 '' -c. 1930s. Extemely Rare.Specifications: Nickel plated cast gunmetal back, saddle (rod mount seat). Nickel plated round brass large line guide 5 1/2'' diameter ring. Nickel plated cast gunmetal back plate diameter 5 1/2''; nickel plated brass backed camphor laurel deep dished spool-drum, spool-drum width 2 5/8''. Claw star drag wheel and crank-handle of nickel plated cast brass; twin elongated (tapered) bakelite handle- knobs; anti-reverse pawl, and optional-check individually Rim lever lever operated. Ferguson style turntable. A rear knurled grease cup provides lubrication to spindle.

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