Old Fishing reels, Australian Vintage Fishing reels, Biel (H W) sidecast reel page 60.

BIEL Sidecast, Wood & Metal sidecast reel information, reference, by Bernie Ladd, 2013.

Courtesy L. Fabris vic

H. W. BIEL wooden & metal sidecast, size 5'', maker unknown. Nickel plated cast metal cross back, ree seat & line (removable forked) guide, wooden back and spool, LEES style ball bearing pivot (turntable), optional check, twin wooden handles (knobs) wing nut (brass) retaining spool (spool-drum), spool width (spool-drum) 2''. H. W. BIEL stamped on reel seat (Turntable base support) -c.1920s. ( Dunn, 1995; AFR Sup; No 2; p7 )

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