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Antique Vintage Fishing Reels and Angling Memorabilia.

A comprehensive factual information reference guide, unique and indelibly linked to the spirit of passionate collectors.   Presented to you by Bernie Ladd, Melbourne Australia.

This reeLpedia segment on old antique vintage fishing reels, describes side cast fishing reel model brands made in Australia.

The reels described are: Acme, Aspden, Alpha, Dinkum, Dux, Elite, Eze Kast, Ferguson, G E S, Hall, Jeffries, Justus, Korka, Kross, Lan Mor, Lees, Lixall, L.P.S., Moreton Bay, Pacific, Pastime, P D J, Pilot, Porpoise, Slik, Townson, Thompson, Vim, Wallace.

Acme model B side cast reel -c 1920s. Rare

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ACME model B. Nickel plated cast brass  and Australian silky oak side cast reel. Maker Dyne & co, Brisbane QLD. Nickel plated cast brass back diameter 3 3/4''; drum (spool) width 2''; optional check. ACME stamped on back, model B stamped on turntable base- c. 1920s.

Acme model D side cast reel -c 1920s. Rare

1- Acme D vintage side cast fishing reel
4- Acme D vintage side cast fishing reel
2- Acme D vintage side cast fishing reel
1- Acme D vintage side cast fishing reel

ACME model D.  Nickle plated cast brass and Australian silky oak side cast reel. Maker Dyne & Co, Brisbane QLD. Nickel plated cast brass back diameter 4 7/16''; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; optional check. ACME stamped on back, model D stamped on turntable base -c. 1920.

Acme Improved model side cast reel -c 1920s. Rare

1- ACME improved model vintage side cast
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ACME improved model. Nickle plated cast brass and Australian silky oak side cast reel. Maker Dyne & Co, Brisbane QLD. Nickel plated cast brass back diameter 4 7/16''; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; optional check. IMPROVED ACME stamped on back -c.1920s.

Aspden side cast reel -c 1940s. Extremely rare!

History
The Aspden wood and metal multiplying revolving drum semi-backless side cast fishing reel was designed and made by Alan Aspden, when he was employed as an instrument engineer for the RAAF at Amberley Air Base Queensland in 1943.

The Aspden’s origin was identified by Mr. Rick Huckstepp who tracked down Alan Aspden in 2000, at his home in Rockhampton Queensland, and who did confirm that he made the Aspden reels, when he was based at the RAAF Air Base during WWII.  Mr. Huckstepp’s interview is verified by the existence of a letter he wrote to a collector on the 1st  October 2003. As I am in the possession of the copy of the said letter I took it upon myself to present below an extract from Huckstepp’s informative letter describing the maker of the Aspden reel:
“It was made by Alan Aspden  (that is correct spelling) in 1943 when he was an instrument engineer for the RAAF at Amberley Air Base here in Queensland. I found mine (I have 2) in a second hand shop in Rockhampton QLD in year 2000. It had not  long  been sold by the owner who I tracked down to a hour in Rockhampton. Alan Aspden was 83 year old then and very frail and ill. I have not bothered to contact him since as I doubt he would have seen the year out. I had him identify the reel but he would not let me take a photograph of him with the reel as he still felt guilty about making them in war time when he should have been making instruments for the war effort! I didn’t push the point. He was adamant that he made only four reels and that no one else had access to the equipment for making them as he manufactured the dyes for pouring the casts as well turning the spools (it is interesting though that the handle bar is identical to the Castaway reel the appears in AFR somewhere. I was not aware of this when talking with Alan so was unable to investigate that anomaly or perhaps he made the Castaway as well ???)“

  (Rick Huckstepp’s personal communication; 1 October 2003).

4- Aspden Multiplying Wood & metal side
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ASPDEN. Australian red cedar drum (spool) and metal semi- back plate, multiplying side cast fishing reel. Alan Aspden, Instrument engineer, Rock Hampton Australia. Wood drum  diameter 6"; (5 3/4" diameter drum size option produced ) drum (spool) width 2 11/16"; multiplying gear ratio 1. 5 : 1 -c 1946.

Alpha High Neck side cast reel -c 1930s. Very rare.

2- Alpha High neck side cast vintage ree
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ALPHA High Neck metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Moorabin, Vic. Bakelite back diameter 5''; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; high neck turntable (pivot); removable line guide; optional check; nickle plated cast brass type Y back; ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate -c 1930s.

Alpha early 4'' side cast reel -c 1930s. Very rare in un damaged condition

1- Alpha early forked line guide vintage
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ALPHA (first 4'' production version) metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Moorabin, Vic. Bakelite back diameter 4 1/16''; drum (spool) width 2''; cast gunmetal Ferguson type turntable (pivot) - forked line guide; optional check; cast brass type strap back; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper. ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate -c 1930s. Note metal components originally nickle plated.

Alpha early 4'' side cast reel -c 1940s. Rare in un damaged condition

1- Alpha version 2 forked line guide sid
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ALPHA (second 4'' production version) metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Moorabin, Vic. Bakelite back diameter 4 1/16''; drum (spool) width 2''; cast gunmetal Ferguson type turntable (pivot) - forked line guide; saddle (foot) riveted on turntable; optional check; cast brass type strap back; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper. ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate -c 1940s.  Metal components  nickle plated.

Alpha 4'' Last production model side cast reel -c 1950s-1960s.

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ALPHA (last 4'' production version) metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Gardenvale, Vic. Stainless steel back diameter 4''; drum (spool) width 2''; nickle plated metal Ferguson type  turntable (pivot) ; nickle plated metal line guide; saddle (foot) riveted on turntable; optional check; metal strap back; turntable leaf spring of plated beryllium copper. ALPHA logo stamped on back plate, ALPHA MADE IN AUST moulded inside bakelite drum front  - MANUFACTURED BY M. B. WRAGG & CO PTY LTD. GARDENVALE VICTORIA AUSTRLIA moulded in drum back -c 1950s.

Dux side cast reel -c 1940s. Rare

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DUX metal and bakelite side cast reel. Diameter 4 3/8''; Spool-drum width 2 1/2''; optional check; cast brass type back and forked  line guide nickle plated. DUX stamped on back plate. Origin Queensland Australia, maker unknown -c 1950s.

Dux side cast reel -c 1951. Extremely rare

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DUX metal and bakelite side cast reel. Diameter 4 3/8''; spool-drum width 2 1/2; optional check; cast brass type back and guide; stamped DUX on back. Back crank single handle knob. The unusual crank handle mounting and square turntable suggests this is the reel patented by Ernest Wilson of Sangate, Qld in 1951. ( Bob Dunn, AFR book page 110 )

Dinkum side cast reel -c 1930s. Extremely rare

DINKUM metal and wood sidecast reel. Diameter 4 1/4''; spool-drum width 2 1/4'' nickel plated cast brass type back, V slot turn table and removable line guide; optional check.Stamped DINKUM - model B on back -c. 1920s. Maker believed to be Nick Kross QLD.

Elite side cast reel. Made in  Australia -c 1930s. Rare

ELITE model A metal and wood sidecast reel. Australian Silky oak back diameter 4 3/4''; spool-drum width 2'', ball bearing turntable; cast gunmetal cross back stamped model A Elite; brass removable forked line guide. Maker unknown -c 1920s.

Eze Kast side cast reel -c 1930s. Extremely rare

Specifications courtesy David Garner Vic.

EZE KAST metal and wood side cast reel. Diameter 4 1/8''; Australian silky oakspool-drum width 1 5/8''; Gem pivot turntable; optional check; bakelite handle-knobs; oval logo with EZE KAST stamped on back. -c. 1930s. maker unknown.

Ferguson  side cast reel. Made in  Australia -c 1920s. Rare

FERGUSON metal and wood side cast reel.Diameter 4 7/8''; wooden drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; cast gunmetal cross back; wooden handle-knobs; optional check; Left hand threaded drag- brake nut. Ferguson's Patent No. 14739/20 stamped on turntable base. Maker George Ferguson, Petrie Terrace QLD -c 1920s.

Ferguson side cast reel single handle-knob model. Rare.

FERGUSON metal and wood side cast reel. Diameter 4 7/8''; wooden drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; cast gunmetal cross back; single handle knob; optional check; Left hand threaded drag- brake nut. Ferguson's Patent No. 14739/20 stamped on turntable base. Maker George Ferguson, Petrie Terrace QLD -c 1920s.

G E S side cast fishing reels. George Snowden, a Brisbane tinsmith who, in addition to a Ferguson- style; pivot press lever turntable, also produced a range of models featuring a hook plunger turntable action, line guide casting configuration. Three models were produced during the 1950s, with different style line guide turntable mechanisms, and drum-spools made from Australian silky oak wood or moulded from bakelite. Ladd B. 10/03/2014.

G E S bakelite and metal forked line guide side cast reel -c 1950s. Hard to find.

G E S vintage side cast fishing reel made in Australia
G E S vintage side-cast fishing reel metal back plate image
Vintage G E S side-cast fishing reel, internal gearing view

G E S bakelite and metal side cast reel. Pressed gunmetal back diameter 4 1/4''; pressed gun metal backed bakelite drum width 2 5/8 ''; lever style optional check; gunmetal turntable base bracket; gunmetal removable forked line guide; saddle gunmetal; plunger- operated turntable action; gun metal collets; bakelite knobs; spring tension spool adjusting knurled nut. All metal components nickel plated. Stamped GES on back plate and moulded in bakelite drum centre -c.1950.

G E S wood and metal forked line guide side cast reel -c 1950s. Hard to find.

G E S vintage wood & metal side cast fishing reel made in Australia
G E S vintage side-cast wood fishing reel back plate image
Vintage G E S wood & metal side-cast reel internal mechanism image

G E S wood and metal side cast reel. Pressed gunmetal back diameter 4 1/4''; pressed gun metal backed silky oak drum width 2 5/8 ''; lever style optional check; gun metal turntable base bracket; brass removable forked line guide ; saddle gunmetal; Note: line guides were made from brass or gunmetal. gunmetal collets; bakelite handle knobs; spring tension spool ajdusting knurled nut. All metal components nickel plated. Stamped GES on turntable pivot leaver lock -c.1950.

G E S wood and metal single line guide side cast reel -c 1950s.  Hard to find.

Vintage G E S wood & metal side-cast fishing reel press lever action turn table
Vintage G E S wood & metal side-cast fishing reel press lever action turn table made in Australia
 G E S vintage wood & metal side-cast fishing reel press lever action turn table made in Australia

G E S wood and metal side cast reel. Pressed gun metal back diameter 4 1/4''; pressed gun metal backed silky oak drum width 2 5/8 ''; lever style optional check; gunmetal turntable base bracket; brass removable single line guide; saddle gunmetal; gunmetal collets; bakelite handle knobs; spring tension spool adjusting knurled nut. All metal components nickel plated. Stamped GES on turntable pivot leaver lock -c.1950.

Hall side cast reel -c 1930s. Extremely rare

1- G. Hall wood & metal side cast vintag
3- G. Hall wood & metal side cast vintag
1- G. Hall wood & metal side cast vintag
2- G. Hall wood & metal side cast vintag
6- G. Hall wood & metal side cast vintag
5- G. Hall wood & metal side cast vintag

G Hall specifications: Australian silky oak wood; nickel plated cast brass cross back, turntable and line guide assembly; unique - rear optional check - drag configuration; leaf turntable spring-lock. G HALL stamped under turntable plate. Extremely rare.

Jeffries side cast reel -c 1930s. Rare

1- Jeffries wood & brass vintage side ca
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JEFFRIES. Australian silky oak wood; cast brass cross back, rolled brass back plate side cast reel. Brass pivot turntable lock, metal spring loaded; rolled brass back plate diameter 4 1/4''; drum (spool) width 2 1/2''; removable brass forked line guide; cast brass cross back; single wooden handle knob. Made in Australia; no makers name.  Rare.

Jutus side cast reel -c 1930s. Very rare

4- Justus wood & metal side cast fishing
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JUSTUS. Cast Aluminium back plate diameter 4 3/4’’; Brass check button; Cast brass type V slot turntable; forked removable line guide cast brass type; Brass collets; horn handle knobs; wooden drum (spool) brass baked lined - width 2 1/2’’ ball bearing spindle supported - drag drum spool attachment screw-nut configuration. -c. 1930s. Very rare.

Justus side cast reel -c 1930s. Very rare

2- JUSTUS Brass & Wood vintage side cast
1- JUSTUS Brass & Wood vintage side cast

JUSTUS side cast reel made in  Australia.

Wooden drum (spool) ; brass back plate; JUSTUS stamped on back-c 1930s.

Korka 3 1/2'' side cast reel -c 1950s. Rare

L. P. S. side cast reel. Made in  Australia -c 1930s. Hard to find

3-  L P S vintage wood & metal side cast
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2- L P S vintage wood & metal side cast

L.P.S. Wood and metal side cast reel. Nickel plated cast brass back diameter 4 3/8''; Australian silky oak drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; nickle plated cast brass gem pivot forked line guide; optional check; bakelite handle knobs. L.P.S. stamped on back.  Maker unknown -c. 1930. Rare.

1- Korka 3 1/2 inch side cast vintage fi
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5- Korka 3 1/2 inch side cast vintage fi
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KORKA bakelite and metal side cast reel. Charles Livingston, Brisbane QLD. Diameter 3 1/2''; drum (spool) width 2''; Ferguson type turntable (pivot); removable line guide; nickle plated metal strap back; optional check; bakelite handle knobs. KORKA moulded in back plate -c 1950s. Rare.

Korka 4 1/2'' side cast reel -c 1950s. Hard to find undamaged

1- KORKA 4 1/2'' side cast fishing reel
3- KORKA 4 1/2'' side cast fishing reel
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5- KORKA 4 1/2'' side cast fishing reel
4- KORKA 4 1/2'' side cast fishing reel
6- KORKA 4 1/2'' side cast fishing reel

KORKA bakelite and metal side cast reel. Charles Livingston, Brisbane QLD. Diameter 4 1/2''; drum (spool) width 2 1/2''; Ferguson type turntable (pivot); removable line guide; nickle plated metal strap back; optional check; bakelite handle knobs. KORKA moulded in back plate -c 1950s. Hard to find.

Korka Canvas Impregnated 4 1/2'' side cast reel -c 1950s. Hard to find undamaged

1- Korka Canvas impregnated vintage side
5- Korka Canvas impregnated vintage side
2- Korka Canvas impregnated vintage side
3- Korka Canvas impregnated vintage side
4- Korka Canvas impregnated vintage side
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KORKA Canvas impregnated bakelite and metal side cast reel. Charles Livingston, Brisbane QLD. Diameter 4 1/2''; drum (spool) width 2 1/2''; Ferguson type turntable (pivot); removable line guide; nickle plated metal strap back; optional check; bakelite handle knobs. KORKA moulded in back plate -c 1950s. Hard to find

Kross side cast reel -c. 1920s. Rare.

1-Nick kros wood & brass vintage side ca
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KROSS  wood and brass side cast reel. Nick Kross , Brisbane QLD. Cast brass back plate diameter 4 3/8''; wooden drum (spool) width 2 1/8'' brass turntable, foot and line guide; Beryllium copper turntable leaf spring.  N. Kros stamped on turntable -c. 1920s. metal parts originally nickle plated.

1- Lan Mor Minor wood & brass side cast
4- Lan Mor Minor wood & brass side cast
3- Lan Mor Minor wood & brass side cast

Lan-Mor minor side cast reel -c. 1930s. Very rare in this condition

2- Lan Mor Minor wood & brass side cast
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LAN-MOR minor wood and brass side cast reel. Charles Alvey & Son for J. R. Smith Bros, Valley Sports Depot, Brisbane QLD. Cast brass back plate diameter 3''; Australian Silky oak drum (spool) width 1 1/2'' Gem pivot - cast brass forked line guide. Lan - Mor Reg'd stamped on back plate -c. 1930s.

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Lan-Mor 3 1/2'' size side cast reel -c. 1930s Hard to find

LAN-MOR  wood and brass side cast reel. Charles Alvey & Son for J. R. Smith Bros, Valley Sports Depot, Brisbane QLD. Cast brass back plate diameter 3 11/16''; Australian Silky oak drum (spool) width 1 3/4'' Gem pivot - cast brass forked line guide; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper.

Lan - Mor Reg'd stamped on back plate -c. 1930s.

Lees side cast reel -c. 1920s Hard to find

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LEES Australian silky oak wood and metal side cast reel. Un-branded model. Back diameter 4 5/8; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; optional check; ball bearing turntable; Maker Billy Lee, QLD -c.1920.

Lees P P single handle knob side cast reel -c. 1920s Rare

1- Lees P P wood & brass vintage side ca
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LEES model P P Silky oak wood and metal side cast reel. Back diameter 4 7/8''; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; sin gle wood handle knob;brass and metal fittings; optional check; ball bearing turntable; removable brass line guide; PP  stamped on turntable support;  LEES stamped on cross back. Maker Billy Lee, QLD -c. 1920. Rare.

Lees 3 E side cast reel -c. 1920s. Rare

1- LEES 3E vintage wood & metal side cas
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LEES model 3 E Silky oak wood and metal side cast reel. Back diameter 4 5/8''; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; brass and metal fittings; optional check; ball bearing turntable; removable brass line guide; wood inner back plate brass lined; drum back edge brass lined. 3E  stamped on turntable support;  LEES stamped on cross back. Maker Billy Lee, QLD -c. 1920. Rare.

Lees  9 9 side cast reel -c. 1920s. Hard to find

2- Lees 99 vintage side cast fishing ree
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LEES model 9 9 wood and metal side cast reel. back diameter 4 5/8''; drum (spool) 2 1/4''; metal fittings brass; optional check; ball bearing turntable. Maker Billy Lee, QLD -c.1920s.

Lees  Z B side cast reel -c. 1920s. Rare

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1-Lees model Z B side cast fishing reel made in Australia
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LEES model Z B Silky oak wood and metal side cast reel. Back diameter 4 7/8''; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; brass and metal fittings; non-check model; ball bearing turntable; removable brass forked line guide; wood inner back plate brass lined; drum back brass lined. Z B  stamped on turntable support; Z B  also stamped on foot base; LEES stamped on cross back. Maker Billy Lee, QLD -c. 1920. Rare.

Lixall side cast reel -c. 1920s. Hard to find

3- Lixall wood & metal vintage side cast
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LIXALL wood and brass side cast reel. Maker Charles Alvey & Son for George Shaw & Co, Brisbane QLD. Cast brass back plate diameter 4 1/16''; Australian silky oak drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; tapered bakelite handle knobs; cast brass removable forked line guide; high neck neck V slot turntable (pivot) LIXALL stamped on back -c.1920s.

1- Moreton Bay vintage side cast fishing
3- Moreton Bay vintage side cast fishing
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Moreton Bay side cast reel -c.1940s. Extremely rare

4- Moreton Bay vintage side cast fishing
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MORETON BAY wood and metal side cast reel. Nickel plated cast brass back diameter 4 1/2''; Australian silky oak drum (spool) width 2 1/8''; nickel plated cast brass Gem pivot forked line guide; bakelite handle knobs; screw adjustment optional check. MORETON BAY stamped on back -c.1940s.

Pacific horse shoe back side cast reel -c.1930s. Extremely rare

1- PACIFIC side cast vintage fishing ree
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PACIFIC bakelite and metal side cast reel. Brass horse shoe shaped turntable (pivot) support bracket; bakelite back plate diameter 4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 2 1/8''; removable cast brass forked line guide; brass high neck V slot turntable (pivot); bakelite handle knobs; brass optional check. H.B. Chalmers Australite Moldings Melbourne molded inside drum (spool) back - c.1930s. Extremely rare.

Pacific Brass Y back side cast reel -c.1930s. Rare

1- Pacfic Y back side cast reel Specific
4- Pacfic Y back side cast reel
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5- Pacfic Y back side cast reel
6-  Pacfic Y back side cast reel interna

PACIFIC bakelite and metal side cast reel. Nickle plated  brass Y turntable (pivot) support bracket; bakelite back plate diameter 4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; gem pivot, cast brass forked line guide; bakelite handle knobs; brass optional check. - c.1930s.  Rare.

Pacific Brass Tapeared strap back side cast reel -c. 1930s. Rare

1- Pacific strap back side cast vintage
6- Pacific strap back side cast vintage
2- Pacific strap back side cast vintage
5- Pacific strap back side cast vintage
3- Pacific strap back side cast vintage
4- Pacific strap back side cast vintage

Pacific bakelite and metal side cast reel. Nickle plated brass tapered strap turntable (pivot) support bracket; bakelite back plate diameter 4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; gem pivot, cast brass forked line guide; bakelite handle knobs; brass optional check. - c.1930s. very rare.

3- Pacific Brass back side cast vintage
1- Pacific Brass back side cast vintage

Pacific Brass  Back side cast reel -c.1920s. Very rare

4- Pacific Brass back side cast vintage
2- Pacific Brass back side cast vintage
5- Pacific Brass back side cast vintage

PACIFIC Brass Back. Bakelite and brass side cast reel. Cast brass type back plate diameter 4 11/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 2 5/8''; cast brass Ferguson type turntable (pivot) - forked line guide; bakelite handle knobs; brass optional check; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper.Metal components originally nickle plated - c.1920s. Very rare.

 Pastime claw drag crank side cast  reel -c.1940s.  Hard to find

1- Pastime wood & metal side cast vintag
2- Pastime wood & metal side cast vintag
6- Pastime wood & metal side cast vintag
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5- Pastime wood & metal side cast vintag

PASTIME side cast reel. Cast brass back diameter 4 13/16''; Australian silky oak deep dished drum (spool) width 2 3/8''; cast brass line guide ; optional check; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper. Maker Les Wilson, for Len Butterworth under the pastime brand. PASTIME logo stamped on back plate. Metal components originally nickle plated -c. 1940s.

 Pastime 7'' side cast  reel -c.1940s. Rare

1- Pastime 7 inch side cast vintage fish
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2- Pastime 7 inch side cast vintage fish
5- Pastime 7 inch side cast vintage fish

PASTIME 7'' side cast reel. Rolled gunmetal back diameter 7 1/8''; Australian silky oak drum (spool) width 2 1/8''; optional check; cast brass Y back. Maker Les Wilson, for Len Butterworth, under the pastime brand. PASTIME logo stamped on back plate -c. 1940s-1950s.

 Pastime 4'' side cast  reel -c.1940s. Hard to find

1- PASTIME 4 inch vintage side cast fish
2- PASTIME 4 inch vintage side cast fish
3- PASTIME 4 inch vintage side cast fish
5- PASTIME 4 inch vintage side cast fish

PASTIME side cast reel. Nickle plated cast brass back diameter 4 1/8"; Australian silky oak drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; cast brass forked line guide, turntable and  saddle (foot ; optional check. turntable leaf spring of nickle plated beryllium copper. Maker Les Wilson, under the pastime brand for Len Butterworth, Brisbane Queensland. PASTIME stamped on back plate -c. 1940s-1950s.

 P D J side cast  reel -c.1930s. Very rare

1- P D J vintage side cast reel made in
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2- P D J vintage side cast reel made in

P.D.J. Wood and nickel plated cast brass side cast reel. Size 4 1/2''. Maker unknown. Origin Australia -c.1930s. Metal backed wooden drum; back plate diameter 4 1/2''; drum (spool) width 2 1/2''; optional check; spring tension turntable mechanism; removable forked line guide; clutch drag; twin handle knobs; P.D.J. logo stamped on spindle cover plate and back plate; PDJ.3956 stamped on turntable base. Very rare. (Similar version depicted Bob Dunn, 1995, AFR Sup. No 2; p 13.)

 Pilot side cast  reel -c.1930s. Rare

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PILOT Australian silky oak wood and brass side cast reel. Maker Charles Alvey, St Lucia QLD -c.1920s. Back plate diameter 4 1/2'' drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; cast brass Dyne high neck V slot turntable; cast brass removable forked line guide; optional check; PILOT stamped on cross back.

( a non optional check model was also produced see image 5, specifications same as the optional check model ).

Porpoise side cast  reel -c.1950s. Hard to find

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5- Porpoise viintage side cast fishing r

PORPOISE Bakelite and brass side cast reel. Made for Harold Huxam, Cooparoo QLD, maker unknown. Back plate diameter 4 1/4'' drum (spool) width 2''; bakelite handle knobs; cast brass forked line guide and Furguson type turntable (pivot) ; brass optional check; Porpoise  stamped on back plate, J.W. Day Brisbane molded in back of drum (spool); metal parts of brass with exception of the beryllium copper turntable (pivot) leaf spring.

Slick side cast  reel -c.1920s. Extremely rare

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SLIK cast brass & wood side cast reel. Back diameter 4 1/4''; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; V slot turntable; cast brass metal fittings (nickel plated) SLIK stamped on back plate. Maker most likely Nick Kross, Queensland -c.1920s.

STEELITE  Full front metal crank-drag face model side cast reel -c 1935. very rare.

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STEELITE Bakelite and metal side cast reel. Stewart & Allwood Pty Ltd, Sydney NSW. Back diameter 4 3/4''; drum (spool) width 2 1/2''; Gem pivot turntable; optional check; metal fittings (nickel plated)  S & A " STEELITE " Reg. No. 1869 29. 4. 31 moulded on back -c.1935.

Thompson Wood side cast  reel -c.1940s. Hard to find.

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2- Thompson wood & brass vintage side cast fishing reel made in Australia
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THOMPSON. Metal and wood  side cast reel. Nickle plated cast brass back diameter 4 15/16''; cedar drum (spool) width 2 1/8''; optional check;  nickle plated cast metal turntable (pivot) and foot. Maker Len Thompson, Tweed heads NSW.  Thompson Tweed heads stamped on nickle plated beryllium copper turntable (pivot) leaf spring -c. 1940s.

Thompson Bakelite side cast  reel -c.1940s. Hard to find.

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THOMPSON. Bakelite and metal  side cast reel. Nickle plated cast brass back diameter 4 5/8''; cedar drum (spool) width 2 1/8''; optional check button stamped P/1501 ; nickle plated cast metal turntable (pivot) and foot. Maker Len Thompson, Tweed heads NSW.  Thompson Tweed heads stamped on nickle plated beryllium copper turntable (pivot) leaf spring -c. 1940s. (all metal parts originally nickle plated)

Townson (J R T) Ball bearing model side cast  reel -c.1930s. Very rare Near Mint Example

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TOWNSON. Brass and wood side cast reel. Teak back diameter 4 3/4''; Australian silky oak drum (spool) width 2 3/4''; brass handle knobs and collets; brass optional check mechanism; Cone adjustable ball bearings, brass spindle supported; plunger operated turntable (pivot).; brass slotted front grease cup; brass removable line guide. Maker J. R. Townson, Merewether NSW.  J R T stamped on cast brass cross back -c. 1930s.

Townson (J R T) Ball bearing model side cast  reel -c.1930s. Rare.

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TOWNSON. Brass and wood side cast reel. Teak back diameter 4 3/4''; Australian silky oak drum (spool) width 2 3/4''; drum (spool) back diameter 4''; brass handle knobs and collets; brass optional check mechanism; Cone adjustable ball bearings, brass spindle supported; plunger operated turntable (pivot) ; brass slotted front grease cup; brass removable line guide. Maker J. R. Townson, Merewether NSW.  J R T stamped on cast brass cross back -c. 1930s.

Vim side cast  reel -c.1930s. Hard to find.

1- VIM side wood and brass vintage side
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VIM Australian silky oak wood and brass sidecast reel. Maker unknown, origin Australia -c. 1930s.Cast brass back diameter 3 3/4'';drum (spool) width 1 3/4''; cast brass Gem pivot turntable; optional check; wooden handle knobs; VIM stamped on backplate; (4 1/4 inch model was also produced)

Wallace side cast  reel -c.1930s. Very rare.

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WALLACE Wood and brass (nickel plated) side cast reel. Maker James Wallace, Brisbane QLD -c 1930s, Wallace patent 1929. Cast brass back diameter 4 3/16'' wood drum (spool) width 2 1/2''; stamped J.C.W on turntable support foot (neck) optional check; Wedgelock turntable similar to that found on the Alvey wedgelock side cast reel. Very rare

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