Moreton Bay, Slik, Pastime & P. D. J., Sidecast Fishing Reels by Bernard (Bernie) Ladd, 2009.
MORETON BAY 4 1/2'' sidecast. Nickel plated Cast brass back stamped MoretonBay; Australian silky oak deep spool-drum; nickel plated cast brass ferguson type turn table & forked line guide; bakelite handle knobs; screw optional check; c.1940.
SLIK cast brass & wood sidecast reel. Back diameter 4 1/4''; spool drum width 2 1/4''; V slot turntable; cast brass metal fittings (nickel plated) SLIK stamped on back plate. Maker most likely Nick Kross, Queensland -c.1920.
PASTIME 7'' sidecast. Rolled gunmetal back diameter 7 1/8''; Australiansilky oak spool-drum width 2 1/8''; optional check; cast brass Y back. Maker Les Wilson, for Len Butterworth, under the pastime brand -c. 1950.
PASTIME sidecast reel. Cast brass back diameter 4 13/16''; Australian silky oakdeep dished spool- drum width 2 3/8''; cast line guide ; optional check .Maker Les Wilson, for Len Butterworth under the pastime brand -c. 1940.
PASTIME sidecast reel. Cast brass back diameter 4 1/8 '; Australian silky oak spool- drum width 2 1/4''; cast brass line guide, turntable & saddle ; optional check. Maker Les Wilson, under the pastime brand for Len Butterworth, Brisbane Queensland -c. 1940.
Courtesy John Johansson
P.D.J. Wood and nickel plated cast brass sidecast reel. Size 4 1/2''.Maker unknown. Origin Australia -c.1930s. Metal backed wooden spool-drum; optional check; ferguson style turntable; removable forked line guide; clutch drag; twin handle knobs; P.D.J. logo stamped on spindle cover plate and backplate; PDJ.3956 stamped on turntable base. ( Dunn, 1995, AFR Sup. No 2; p 13.)
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