Australian Collectable Antique Vintage Fishing Reel, Historical Reference And Information. Nine images of extremely Rare threadline spinning reels covering the Reflex, Rod kraft and Illingworth No. 3 copy.

by Bernard (Bernie) Ladd 2009.

Reelman's Rare Reels  page 21.

Reflex threadline spinning reel -c.1934

Maker Clive Staples Melbourne,Vic. Aluminium alloy body,Rotor & spool. hi tensile gearing - ratio 3 : 1. Nickel plated brass crank, knob & Drag . Manual line pick up. Extremely Rare*

Rod Kraft Mk1 threadline s/r -c.1930s

Made in Melbourne,Vic. maker un-known. Aluminium alloy body, black paint finish; Chromed Brass foot & saddle;alloy spool & Nickel silver spool rim - face; Brass crank arm [ painted black] Handle knob Bakelite. Brass gear-revolving face; gear ratio 3:1. Extremely Rare*

Above, original Rod Kraft box; spare spool.

Illingworth No 3 Copy -era early 1900s

Made in Melbourne, Vic, maker un- known. Engineered copy of the illingworth No 3 thread line spinning reel. All brass body;Rotor & crank arm.Bakelite handle knob; Aluminium alloy spool; Brass Drag dial; Gear ratio 3 : 1; Brass auto bail arm action. Extremely Rare*

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