Mako Game Fishing Reel, Made in Australia. ReeLpedia® by Bernard (Bernie) Ladd, Melbourne Australia.
The MAKO Big Game Reel manufactured in Australia, is correctly and clearly described In Mick Simmons Anglers Guide 1937, page 38, as Constructed of a Special Type Aluminium alloy of great tensile strength.
Above, a collection of seven captivating images showcasing the iconic 6 1/2'' Diameter Direct Wind MAKO Big Game fishing reel, crafted in Australia during the 1930s. Notably, in image 7, you'll find a historical gem—a page from Mick Simmons' catalogue, boldly proclaiming, "This reel is constructed of a new special type aluminum alloy of great tensile strength ". Dive into the rich history and craftsmanship of this remarkable fishing reel. by Bernie Ladd, 2009. >< )))) ( * >
More official factory specification details:
This reel is constructed of a new special type aluminum alloy of great tensile strength, and comprises the following features : -
1. Specially designed star hand wheel controls the drag action of the clutch.
2. Shrouded projection at back of hand wheel protects ball thrust race which is embodied in the one-piece handle bar housing the anti- back lash mechanism.
3. Construction of handles ensures against seizure.
4. The clutch, of single plate design, is driven to a free spool drum run on a twin set of high-grade ball races, which will not seize.
5. The spindle which carries the ball races is of high-grade bronze construction, and is fitted into a heavy convex back, held in position by a hexagon nut.
6. Reel is easily taken apart for the purpose of greasing and oiling.
Welcome to this segment on reeLpedia® Page 24, featuring Australian-published collectible books, booklets, and catalogues covering fishing history, stories, techniques, and technical information on Australian-made fishing reels and related angling items.
In this reeLpedia® segment, you'll discover a curated collection of images showcasing various catalogs that cover fishing reels and associated memorabilia. These catalogs were meticulously crafted by both retail and wholesale companies, some of which were based in Victoria and other states of Australia. These booklets hold a significant place in fishing history, often deemed rare and highly collectible, offering valuable insights to historians and collectors of fishing memorabilia. (Ladd. B. 16/9/2023)
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