Game Fishing Reels, Australian Antique, Vintage Reference History Information,
reeLpedia ® by Bernard, Bernie Ladd, 25/3/2012. Game Fishing Reels made in Australia, Reelman's Rare Reels PAGE 18.
courtesy John Johansson Vic.
The Emperor Big Game Fishing reel. Only Known Example.
Designed & made by Nick Kross , Brisbane Australia around 1920. Back diameter 6''; frame width 5 3/4''; spool 2 1/4'' ; material turned Aluminium alloy. Single drive action. Brass foot (saddle); star drag wheel, brass Crank handle . Ball bearings; optional check; Anti-reverse; wooden handle knobs. Very Rare.
Seaspray Big Game Reel - Circa 1940.
SEASPRAY Vintage Game Fishing reel specfications
History: This is an extremely rare, high quality Australian made Game Reel; notably to this day, after an extensive research,
we still have not been able to properly identify its maker. Interestingly, in September 2013 when interviewed Jack Crouch Jr, who thoroughly inspected the reel. Jack commented: "I don't think this Seaspray was made by my father (Jack Crouch Sr), because he never did Game fishing''. Enquiries are still continuing.
Specifications: Machined (lathe) aviation grade aluminium alloy; diam 6''; turned drum width 1 15/16 ''; bronze bearings; multiplying action ratio 2 1/2 : 1; TAYLOR style anti-reverse, free spool levers &optional check; milled brass claw drag wheel; solid brass milled saddle; wood handle knobs;brass screws & nuts; and threaded knurled edge CROUCH style removable side plate. Note a 7 inch diameter Seaspray was also produced.
SEC Big Game Reel made in Yallourn Vic, Australia around 1950. Aluminium alloy, turned body and drum (spool) ; aluminium saddle and crank handle. Diameter 5''; width 5 7/16'' ; Spool 4 5/8'' ; Multiplying action; Ratio 2 : 1; fixed Anti reverse Aviation grade ball bearings. S/S counter weight unique rear back drag spool disc control. Rare.
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