Australian Collectable Antique Vintage Fishing Reels,Information, reference by Bernie Ladd, 12/6/2015.
Collectors Rarest Fishing reels.
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ANSER Semi Backless Sidecast Metal and Wood Fishing Reel made in Australia - c. 1940.
Specifications: Australian red cedar drum (spool) diameter 5 & 1/2 inches, width 2 inches; rolled stainless steel semi back plate diameter 4 & 1/4 inches; Alvey style optional check mechanism; Ferguson's configuration, side cast turntable; Alvey style tapered bakelite handle knobs and nickel plated brass collets; spring tension spool over-run knob adjustment; cast bronze orbrass type turntable back support. Branded (stamped) ANSER on semi-back plate.The notched spool and brass pin line fixture, possibly an after market modification. At this time we are somewhat perplexed who made the ANSER semi-backless side cast. It is more than probable the ANSER maker used some Alvey components, that were readily available as spare parts to produce the reel. We are seeking further accurate information, pertaining to the maker of this rare Australian, semi-backless side-cast fishing reel.
ANSER images & specifications courtesy
4 of Mick Bradford's rare reels
Above are 4 of Micks, rarest reels. Left Seascape Minor, followed by Surfmaster Bait-caster; centre back, Lucky strike Taxi reel; and far right, an extremely rare Hollow spool reel!
TOWNSON (J R T ) wood and brass side cast reel. Appears to have never been fished. Proudly held by John Brown, NSW. Courtesy John Brown.
Specifications: Teak wood back diameter 4 3/4''; Silky oak drum (spool) width 2 3/4''; semi-tapered brass handle knobs; optional check; plunger operated pivot; ball bearing spindle supported. Stamped J R T on brass cross back. Maker J.R. Townson, Merewether NSW. -c 1935. Rare.
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Reelman Australia ® page 47, ANSER fishing information .
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