Handley Old Vintage Fishing Reel Reference and information covering Handley Multiplying reels by Bernie Ladd, 2012.

The Handley revolving drum multiplying bait caster fishing reel, was made by manufacturing jeweler J.W.Handley Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria, who offered three models – the A, B and C series, in the early 1950s.

HANDLEY Model 'C' vintage fishing reel
HANDLEY Model 'C' vintage fishing reel
HANDLEY Model 'C' vintage fishing reel

HANDLEY MODEL ‘’C’’ De-luxe version. -C 1952. Constructed of high grade nickel silver, the parts are heavily chromium plated. Equipped with self-locking end bearings for centralizing the spool, and felt pads for retaining oil in spool caps, every part has been carefully designed and built to give perfect action. A brake screw has been incorporated for free spool, anti-backlash adjustment. Optional check, level line wind mechanism. Technical specifications: Side diameters 2 1/4'', Aluminium alloy spool width 1 1/2'', overall width 2 3/16'', nickel bronze main gear, steel pinion gear, gear ratio 3 1/2:1, bronze bearing, S shape crank Model C Melbourne Australia and Handley logo on end plate.

HANDLEY Model 'B' vintage fishing reel
HANDLEY Model 'B' vintage fishing reel - Level wind view

HANDLEY MODEL ‘’B’’ standard version. -C 1952 A perfectly balanced reel features brass side plates which are nickel plated with a polished finish. Self-locking end bearing centrallizing (as model C) optional check, level line wind mechanism. Technical specifications: Side diameters 2 1/4'', aluminium alloy spool width 1 1/2'', overall frame width 2 1/4'', nickel bronze main gear, steel pinion gear, ratio 3 1/2 : 1, bronze bearing, S shape crank. Model B Melbourne Australia and Handley logo on end plate.

HANDLEY Model 'A' vintage fishing reel
HANDLEY Model 'B' vintage fishing reel Level wind view
HANDLEY Model 'A' vintage fishing reel - side plate view

HANDLEY MODEL ‘’A’’ A low priced reel with end plates made of aluminium alloy. Side plates are finished with hard baked enamels. Aluminium alloy crank, spool centralizing end caps, optional check, level wind mechanism. ( B Ladd 2012) Technical specifications: Side diameters 2 1/4'', aluminium spool alloy spool width 1 1/2'', over all frame width 2 1/4'', nickel bronze main gear, steel pinion gear, ratio 3 1/2:1, bronze bearing, S shape crank. Model A Melbourne Australia and Handley logo on end plate.

1- Handley factory

J. W. Handley Pty. Ltd. 655 - 7 Victoria street Abbortsford, Victoria.

2 - HANDLEY vintage fishing reel specification booklet
1- HANDLEY vintage fishing reel specification booklet

HANDLEY model 'A'  'B'  and 'C' user guide & internal schematics.

HANDLEY Fishing reel factory spanner - Rare

Handley factory spanner.

Handley Model B vintage Fishing reel Box
Handley model B guarantee certificate

Handley Model B original box.

Handley logo.

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