STEELITE  Nottingham Type Vintage Fishing Reels, brought to you by Bernie Ladd, 9/8/2022. reeLman Australia.com ®

Steelite Model D Centrepin Spool Release Button Line Guide Anti-Back Lash Reel. Black bakelite, early version centrepin housing. ( D1 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 1/4'';  drum (spool) width 1 3/8''; centrepin spool release button; combined line guide and  adjustable anti-back lash brake, dial operated; optional sliding check button; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components nickle plated brass.  Steelite S & A Sydney  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Rare model.

Steelite Model D Centrepin Spool Release Button Line Guide Anti-Back Lash Reel.  Brown bakelite - canvas impregnated. ( D 2 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Brown canvas impregnated bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 1/4'';  drum (spool) width 1 3/8''; centrepin spool release button; combined line guide and  adjustable anti-back lash brake, dial operated; optional sliding check button; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components nickle plated brass.  Steelite S & A Sydney  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Centrepin Line Guide Anti-Back Lash Reel. Winged centrepin button. ( D3 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 1/4'';  drum (spool) width 1 3/8'';

winged centrepin spool release button; combined line guide and  adjustable anti-back lash brake, dial operated; optional sliding check button; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components nickle plated brass.  Steelite S & A Sydney  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1940s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Model D Blackfish - Luderick Centrepin Spool Release Button Line Guide Anti-Back Lash Reel. ( D4 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 4 1/8'';  drum (spool) width 1 '';

centrepin spool release button; combined line guide and  adjustable anti-back lash brake, dial operated; optional sliding check button;

saddle (foot) cast brass plated, fixed with two stud - nuts; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components plated brass. 

S & A " STEELITE "  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1940s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Model D size 5'' General Purpose Centrepin Spool Release Button PORCELAIN Line Guide Anti-Back Lash Reel. Off - Set Foot. ( D5 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 4 3/4'';  drum (spool) width 2 '';

centrepin spool release button; combined line guide and  adjustable anti-back lash brake, dial operated; optional sliding check button;

off - set saddle (foot) cast brass plated, fixed with two stud - nuts; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components plated brass. 

STEELITE  S & A SYDNEY Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Rare model.

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Steelite Model D size 5''  General Purpose Centrepin Spool Release Line Guide Anti-Back Lash Reel. ( D6 )

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham.  Brown canvas impregnated bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 4 3/4'';  drum (spool) width 2 '';

centrepin spool release button; combined line guide and  adjustable anti-back lash brake, dial operated; optional sliding check button;

saddle (foot) cast brass nickle plated, fixed with two stud - nuts; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components nickle plated brass. 

STEELITE  S & A SYDNEY Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Rare model. 

Steelite Model A Centrepin Fishing Reels. ( A1 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham.  Brown canvas impregnated bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 4 3/4'';  drum (spool) width 2 '';

centrepin spool release button; optional sliding check button;; saddle (foot) cast brass nickle plated, fixed with two stud - nuts; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components nickle plated brass. STEELITE  S & A SYDNEY Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Hard model to find.

Steelite  Blackfish - Luderick Centrepin Spool Release 'winged' Button  Reel. ( A2 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 4 3/16'';  drum (spool) width 1 '';

centrepin spool release winged button; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) cast brass plated, fixed with two stud - nuts; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components plated brass. S & A " STEELITE "  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1940s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Blackfish - Luderick Centrepin Spool Release 'winged' Button  Reel. Later version ( A 3 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 4 3/16'';  drum (spool) width 1 '';

centrepin spool release winged button; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) cast brass plated, fixed with two slotted screws; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components plated brass. S & A " STEELITE "  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1940s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Model A Centrepin Spool Release  Button  Reel. Early version unusual PAT description. See image 3 and 4.  ( A 4 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Brown bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/4'';  drum (spool) width 1 3/8 '';

centrepin spool release button; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) cast brass nickle plated, fixed with two slotted screws; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components plated brass. STEELITE  S & A Sydney and PAT. No. 1869  29. 4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Very rare model.

Steelite Centrepin Spool Release Button Sliding Line Guide. ( A5 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/8'';  drum (spool) width 1 ''; centrepin spool release button; optional sliding check button; sliding-revolving line guide of brass nickle plated; pressed saddle (foot) of brass nickle plated, riveted; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components plated brass. S & A " STEELITE "  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1950s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Centrepin Spool Release 'winged' Button  Reel. ( A6 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Brown bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/4'';  drum (spool) width 1 3/8 '';

centrepin spool release winged button; optional sliding check button; pressed saddle (foot) of brass nickle plated, riveted; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components plated brass. S & A " STEELITE "  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1950s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Centrepin Spool Release 'winged' Button Sliding Line Guide  Reel. ( A7 )

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Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/8'';  drum (spool) width 1 ''; centrepin spool release winged button; optional sliding check button; sliding-revolving line guide of brass nickle plated; pressed saddle (foot) of brass nickle plated, riveted; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components plated brass. S & A " STEELITE "  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1950s. Hard to find model.

 Steelite Nottingham Type Reels. A Work In Progress Depicting All Models Known!

Steelite ' The Senior Fly ' Model T  Reel. ( N 1 )

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Steelite Senior  Nottingham. Canvas impregnated bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/8'';  nickle plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of nickle plated brass; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) of cast brass nickle plated, fixed with two slotted screws ; ebonite handle knobs. STEELITE  SENIOR Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Very rare early model.

Steelite ' The Senior Fly ' Model T  Reel. Revolving-Sliding  line guide. ( N 2 )

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Steelite Senior  Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/8'';  nickle plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of nickle plated brass; revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) of cast brass nickle plated, fixed with two slotted screws ; ebonite handle knobs. STEELITE  SENIOR Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Rare early model.

Steelite ' The JUNIOR ' Brass Components Model  Reel. ( N 3 )

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Steelite Junior  Nottingham. Brown bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/8'';  brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of  brass;  optional sliding check button of brass; pressed brass saddle (foot), fixed with two rivets ; erinoid handle knobs. S & A JUNIOR Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Very rare un-plated JUNIOR model.

Steelite ' The Senior ' Reel. Nickle Plated Brass. ( N 4 )

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Steelite Senior  Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/8'';  nickle plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of nickle plated brass; optional sliding check button; pressed brass nickle plated  saddle (foot), fixed with two rivets ; erinoid handle knobs. STEELITE  SENIOR Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Hard to find model.

Steelite ' The Senior ' Reel. Nickle Plated Brass. Line Guide Model  ( N 5 )

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Steelite Senior  Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/8'';  nickle plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of nickle plated brass; sliding revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; pressed brass nickle plated  saddle (foot), fixed with two rivets ; erinoid handle knobs. STEELITE  SENIOR Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1930s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Last Metal Backed Drum Model featuring a new logo design.  ( N 6 )

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Steelite Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/8'';  nickle plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool) retaining screw of nickle plated brass; sliding revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; pressed brass nickle plated  saddle (foot), fixed with two rivets ; erinoid handle knobs. S & A  "STEELITE"  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1940s. Hard to find model.

Steelite Prototype Nottingham.  ( N 7 )

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This Steelite Nottingham features an interesting brass semi-backplate. There is no reference to this particular model in any Steelite reel pamphlets or advertisment. However, in 2008, this reel was thoroughly examined by myself and Peter Jowett, a Melbourne based collector, recognised as the primary Victorian source of information for Bob Dunn, author of the book Australian Fishing Reels (1994). Peter and I agreed, at that time, that this particular reel appeared to be a prototype factory-produced by Steelite. We made this assertion because the reel featured a brass semi-backplate; an optional check button that was of a different shape when compered to other Steelite models; and a check cog, which normally is of brass on all Steelite reels, but with this particular reel it is of mild-steel. We concurred that this unusual design was indeed produced by Steelite as a prototype, and the brass semi-backplate was fitted to strengthen the bakelite spindle support, that was prone to cracking when the drum (spool) was under excessive load. We were however perplexed by the fitment of the steel check cog, as to what was its purpose, in the overall scheme of this rare unique design. reeLman 3/9/2022 >< )))) * > -c. 1930.

S & A " VICTOR "  (Steelite)  Nottingham. Pressed brass nickle plated saddle model.  ( N 8 )

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Steelite S & A "VICTOR". Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 3/8''; drum retaining screw of nickle plated brass; sliding revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; pressed brass nickle plated  saddle (foot), fixed with two rivets ; erinoid handle knobs. S & A  " VICTOR "  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. >< )))) * > -c. 1930s. Rare model.

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S & A " VICTOR "  (Steelite)  Nottingham. Cast brass nickle plated saddle model. ( N 9 )

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Steelite S & A "VICTOR". Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 3/4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 3/8''; drum retaining screw of nickle plated brass; sliding revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; cast brass nickle plated  saddle (foot), fixed with two stud - nuts; erinoid handle knobs. S & A  " VICTOR "  Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. >< )))) * > -c. 1930s. Rare model.

Steelite Model C Nottingham.  ( N 10 )

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Steelite model C Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 1/8'';   bakelite drum (spool), width 1 1/4''; drum (spool retaining knurled screw of nickle plated brass; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) of cast brass nickle plated, fixed with two slotted screws ; ebonite handle knobs. Steelite S & A  S YDNEY   moulded in the backplate. >< )))) * > -c. 1930. Rare early model.

Steelite Model C Nottingham.  ( N 11 )

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Steelite model C Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 1/8''; bakelite drum (spool), width 1 1/4''; drum (spool) retaining screw of nickle plated brass; optional sliding check button; revolving - sliding line guide nickle plated brass; pressed brass nickle plated  saddle (foot), fixed with two rivets ; erinoid handle knobs. Steelite S & A  SYDNEY   moulded in the backplate. >< )))) * > -c. 1940. Common model.

Steelite Model C  Mottled Brown Bakelite Nottingham.  ( N 12 )

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Steelite model C Nottingham. Mottled brown bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 1/8''; bakelite drum (spool), width 1 1/4''; drum (spool) retaining screw of nickle plated brass; optional sliding check button; revolving - sliding line guide of nickle plated brass; pressed brass nickle plated  saddle (foot), fixed with two rivets ; erinoid handle knobs. Steelite S & A  SYDNEY   moulded in the backplate. >< )))) * > -c. 1940. Common model.

Steelite Model Size 4 1/2''  Nottingham. Updated design. ( N 13 )

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Steelite model 4 1/2 size Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Back plate diameter 3 13/16''; bakelite drum (spool), width 1 3/8''; drum (spool) retaining winged-nut of a plastic type material; optional sliding check button; revolving - sliding line guide of nickle plated brass; pressed brass nickle plated saddle (foot) fixed with 2 rivets; erinoid handle knobs. 

S & A MADE IN AUSTRALIA STEELITE REG. NO. 1869  29 . 4 . 31  moulded in the backplate. >< )))) * > -c. 1940. Common model.

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