HALCO Australian Collectable Antique Vintage Old Fishing Reels, HALCO History by Bernard, Bernie Ladd, 2012.

HALCO engineering founded by Hal Cooper, in 1950.

Hal an engineer by profession, a keen fisherman had an interest in fishing reel manufacture and later fishing lures in conjunction with general engineering production in a small premises at Mosman park, Western Australia. In 1980, the company was sold to Neil Patrick. Late 2001, Neils son Ben, purchased Halco.Today Halco engineering based in Fremantle, W.A. remain's the largest fishing lure maker in Australia.

HALCO early vintage Star-Drag Fishing reel.Rare

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HALCO early vintage Star-Drag Fishing reel. Back view,Rare

Halco nottingham early star drag model.

HALCO brand, stamped.

HALCO early star drag Nottingham, non anodized model. Cast aluminium alloy perforated  back diameter 5 3/4''; spool (drum) width 1 1/4''; optional check; barred and perforated spool (drum). Teflon handle-knobs. Halco on star drag wheel, crank handle and back plate, Pat 158606 on crank-handle -c 1950. Rare.

HALCO early vintage Non Star-Drag Fishing reel. Rare
HALCO early vintage Non Star-Drag Fishing reel back plate view. Rare

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HALCO early vintage Non Star-Drag Fishing reel, side view. Rare

HALCO early non-drag Nottingham,  non-anodized model. Cast aluminium alloy perforated  back diameter 5 3/4''; spool (drum) width 1 1/4''; optional check; barred and perforated spool (drum). Teflon handle-knobs -c 1950. Rare.

HALCO vintage Gold anodized Star-Drag Fishing reel. Rare

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HALCO  vintage Non Star-Drag Fishing reel, Back plate image
HALCO vintage Gold anodized Star-Drag Fishing reel, side view. Rare

HALCO star drag Nottingham. Cast aluminium alloy perforated  back diameter 5 7/8''; gold anodized spool (drum) width 1 1/4''; optional check; barred and perforated spool (drum). Teflon handle-knobs. Halco on star drage wheel, crank handle and back plate, Pat 158606 on crank-handle -c 1953. Rare.

HALCO vintage Gold anodized Non Star-Drag Fishing reel. Rare

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HALCO vintage Gold anodized Non Star-Drag Fishing reel Back plate view.

HALCO Nottingham  non-drag model. Cast aluminium alloy perforated  back diameter 5 7/8''; gold anodized spool (drum) width 1 1/4''; optional check; barred and perforated spool (drum). Teflon handle-knobs -c 1953. Rare.

HALCO JUNIOR casting reel.

HALCO Junior vintage Thread-line spinning reel Extremely rare modle -c 1953.

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HALCO Junior vintage Thread-line spinning reel, side plate view Extremely rare modle -c 1953.
HALCO Junior vintage Thread-line spinning reel, Drag knob view. Extremely rare modle -c 1953.
HALCO Junior vintage Thread-line spinning reel anti-reverse lever view Extremely rare modle -c 1953.
HALCO Junior vintage Thread-line spinning reel, embossed HALCO Junior on gear housing side plate      Extremely rare modle -c 1953.

 HALCO JUNIOR casting  thread-line spinning reel. Die-cast alloy body, rotor and  spool (drum) ; die-cast drag knob, clutch drag; anti-reverse lever; auto internal bail pick up; ambidextrous crank-handle  die-cast paddle type handle knob. -c 1953. Extremely Rare.

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