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ReeLpedia ® 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 )

Steelite Centrepin vintage fishing reel
Steelite Centrepin vintage fishing reel
Steelite Centrepin vintage fishing reel
Steelite Centrepin vintage fishing reel
Steelite early vintage fishing reel box

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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 nickel 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 )

Steelite model D Centrepin bakelite fishing reel
Steelite model D Centrepin Anti-back lash vintage bakelite fishing reel
Steelite model D Centrepin vintage bakelite fishing reel
Steelite model D Centrepin vintage bakelite fishing reel
Steelite model D Centrepin vintage bakelite fishing reel

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Brown canvas impregnated bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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 nickel 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 )

Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel Box

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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 nickel 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 )

Steelite vintage fishing reel model D
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel
Steelite fishing reel model D
Vintage Steelite model D fishing reel

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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 )

Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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.

Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel
Steelite model D vintage fishing reel

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. Backplate 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 nickel plated, fixed with two stud-nuts; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components nickel 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 )

Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel

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

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

Steelite later vesion Model A Centrepin Fishing Reel. ( A1-B )

2-STEELITE centrepin nottingham fishing reel later version
3-STEELITE centrepin nottingham fishing reel later version
1-STEELITE centrepin nottingham fishing reel later version

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 4 3/4'';  drum (spool) width 2 ''; centrepin spool release winged button; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) cast brass nickel plated, fixed with two slotted screws; black bakelite handle knobs; metal components nickel plated brass. STEELITE  S & A SYDNEY Reg. No. 1869 29.4. 31  moulded in the backplate. -c. 1940s.

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

Steelite Blackfish model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite Blackfish model A vintage fishing reel

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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 )

Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel Box

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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 )

Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel
Steelite model A vintage fishing reel

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

centrepin spool release button; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) cast brass nickel 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 )

Steelite vintage centrepin fishing reel
Steelite vintage centrepin fishing reel
Steelite vintage centrepin fishing reel
Steelite centrepin vintage fishing reel

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/8'';  drum (spool) width 1 ''; centrepin spool release button; optional sliding check button; sliding-revolving line guide of brass nickel plated; pressed saddle (foot) of brass nickel 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 )

Steelite vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage bakelite fishing reel

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

centrepin spool release winged button; optional sliding check button; pressed saddle (foot) of brass nickel 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 )

Steelite centrepin vintage fishing reel
Steelite bakelite vintage fishing reel
Steelite bakelite vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel

Bakelite and metal Centrepin Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/8'';  drum (spool) width 1 ''; centrepin spool release winged button; optional sliding check button; sliding-revolving line guide of brass nickel plated; pressed saddle (foot) of brass nickel 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 )

STEELITE Senior vintage fly fishing reel
Steelite Senior vintage fly fishing reel
STEELITE Senior vintage fly fishing reel
STEELITE Senior vintage fly fishing reel
Steelite vintage reels specification booklet

Steelite Senior  Nottingham. Canvas-impregnated bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/8''; nickel plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of nickel plated brass; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) of cast brass nickel 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 )

Steelite model T vintage fly fishing reel
Steelite model T vintage fly fishing reel
Steelite model T vintage fly fishing reel
Steelite model T vintage fly fishing reel

Steelite Senior  Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/8''; nickel plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of nickel plated brass; revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) of cast brass nickel 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 )

Steelite JUNIOR vintage fishing reel
Steelite JUNIOR vintage fishing reel
Steelite JUNIOR vintage fishing reel
Steelite JUNIOR vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel pamphlet

Steelite Junior  Nottingham. Brown bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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 )

Steelite Senior vintage fishing reel
Steelite Senior vintage fishing reel
Steelite Senior vintage fishing reel
Steelite Senior vintage fishing reel

Steelite Senior  Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/8''; nickel plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of nickel plated brass; optional sliding check button; pressed brass nickel 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 )

Steelite Senior vintage fly fishing reel
Steelite Senior vintage fly fishing reel
Steelite Senior vintage fly fishing reel
Steelite Senior vintage fly fishing reel

Steelite Senior  Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/8''; nickel plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool retaining screw of nickel plated brass; sliding revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; pressed brass nickel-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 )

Steelite vintage nottingham fishing reel
Steelite vintage nottingham fishing reel
Steelite vintage nottingham fishing reel
Steelite vintage nottingham fishing reel

Steelite Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/8''; nickel plated brass backed bakelite drum (spool), width 1 ''; drum (spool) retaining screw of nickel plated brass; sliding revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; pressed brass nickel 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 )

Steelite vintage prototype fishing reel
Steelite vintage prototype fishing reel
Steelite vintage prototype brass & bakelite fishing reel
Steelite vintage prototype nottingham fishing reel

This Steelite Nottingham features an interesting brass semi-backplate. There is no reference to this particular model in any Steelite reel pamphlets or advertisements. 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 compared 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, which 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 )

STEELITE  S & A Victor vintage nottingham fishing reel
STEELITE victor vintage nottingham fishing reel
STEELITE victor vintage nottingham fishing reel
STEELITE victor vintage fishing reel

Steelite S & A "VICTOR". Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 3/8''; drum retaining screw of nickel plated brass; sliding revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; pressed brass nickel 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.

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

Steelite Victor vintage fishing reel
Steelite Victor vintage nottingham fishing  reel
Steelite Victor vintage nottingham fishing reel
Steelite Victor vintage fishing reel

Steelite S & A "VICTOR". Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 3/4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 3/8''; drum retaining screw of nickel plated brass; sliding revolving line guide; optional sliding check button; cast brass nickel 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 )

Steelite model C vintage fishing reel
Steelite model C vintage fishing reel
Steelite model C vintage fishing reel
Steelite model C vintage fishing reel

Steelite model C Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 1/8'';   bakelite drum (spool), width 1 1/4''; drum (spool retaining knurled screw of nickel plated brass; optional sliding check button; saddle (foot) of cast brass nickel 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 )

Steelite vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel
Steelite vintage bakelite fishing reel
Steelite vintage fishing reel

Steelite model C Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 1/8''; bakelite drum (spool), width 1 1/4''; drum (spool) retaining screw of nickel plated brass; optional sliding check button; revolving - sliding line guide nickel plated brass; pressed brass nickel 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 )

Steelite model C vintage fishing reel
Vintage Steelite model C fishing reel
Steelite model C vintage fishing reel
Steelite model C vintage fishing reel

Steelite model C Nottingham. Mottled brown bakelite and metal construction. Backplate diameter 3 1/8''; bakelite drum (spool), width 1 1/4''; drum (spool) retaining screw of nickel plated brass; optional sliding check button; revolving - sliding line guide of nickel plated brass; pressed brass nickel 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 )

Steelite vintage nottingham fishing reel
Steelite vintage nottingham fishing reel
Steelite vintage nottingham fishing reel
Steelite vintage nottingham fishing reel

Steelite model 4 1/2 size Nottingham. Black bakelite and metal construction. Backplate 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 nickel plated brass; pressed brass nickel 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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