Australian Vintage Ball Bearing Wooden Reels, Smith / Jones information.

Marlin Centre Pin Wood and Brass fishing reels information. Reference by Bernard, Bernie Ladd,4/2/2014.

The Smith/Jones Ball Bearing Nottingham reels are general purpose reels manufactured mainly from a well-seasoned Australian red cedar, or less commonly from teak, and least commonly from silky oak. The reels come with a hardened steel spindle; solid cast brass T saddle cross back; large plastic or wood handle knobs; screw-type spool check- brake; adjustable cone ball bearings; brass bearing cover.

 

Bob Dunn, commented (Dunn, Iss. No.6 S59) that it is difficult to differentiate which reels were made by the retired Police Officer Marty Smith from Sydney and which were produced by Fred Jones.  As such the reference to these reels is the Smith/Jones Nottingham fishing reels -C 1940.

(S/J 1) Smith/Jones 8 1/2 inch Teak Nottingham.

1-Wood reel Smith Jones 8 1/2 "

(S/J 1)  Smith/Jones 8 1/2 inch Nottingham Teak Light Game Reel. Teak back diameter 8 1/2''; Drum (spool) width 1 1/2'' ; Brass diamond shaped collet ; single wood handle; screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1940. Very rare.

(S/J 2) Smith/Jones 7 inch Australian red cedar Nottingham.

1-wood reel smith jones; S/J 2

(S/J 2)  Smith/Jones 7 inch cedar Ball Bearing Nottingham Light Game Reel . Cedar back diameter 7''; Drum (spool) width 2'' Brass diamond shaped collets ; erinoid handles; screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1940. Scarce.

(S/J 3) Smith/Jones 6 3/4 inch Teak Nottingham.

Rare

1- Wood reel Smith Jones Teak reel

(S/J 3)  Smith/Jones 6 3/4'' inch Teak Ball Bearing Nottingham Reel . Teak back diameter 6 3/4''; Drum (spool) width 2'' Brass diamond shaped collets ; wood handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1940. Scarce.

(S/J 4) Smith/Jones 6 3/8 inch Australian red cedar Nottingham.

1-Wood & brass Smith Jones 6 3/8 '' Ball Bearing Nottingham reel
2- Wood & brass Smith Jones 6 3/8 ''
Vintage Smith/ Jones wood & metal  fishing reel made in Australia

(S/J 4)  Smith/Jones 6 3/8 inch cedar Ball Bearing Nottingham Reel . Cedar back diameter 6 3/8''; Drum (spool) width 2''; Zinc collets ; Zinc bearing cover; other metal components of brass; wood handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1940. Very rare.

(S/J 5) Marty Smith 6'' Australian red cedar; 2 piece Drum (spool).

(S/J 6) Smith/Jones 6 inch Australian silky oak Nottingham.

(S/J 5)  Marty Smith made ball bearing cedar reel. Purchased from John Smith, who advised belonged & made by his uncle !

Cedar back diameter 6''; Drum (spool) width 2''; brass diamond shaped collets ; brass bearing cover; erinoid handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1940. Very rare.

(S/J 6)  Smith/Jones 6 inch Australian Silky Oak  Ball Bearing Nottingham Reel . Silky oak back diameter 6''; Drum (spool) width 1 3/4'' Brass diamond shaped collets ; wood handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1950. Hard to find.

(S/J 7) Smith/Jones 6 inch Australian red cedar Nottingham.

1-Wood reel cedar Smith Jones 6 inch_
1-wood reel smith jones internal mechani
3-Wood reel cedar Smith Jones 6 inch

(S/J 7)  Smith/Jones 6 inch cedar Ball Bearing Nottingham Light Game Reel . Cedar back diameter 6''; Drum (spool) width 2'' Brass diamond shaped collets ; erinoid handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1950. Scarce.

(S/J 8) Smith/Jones 5 1/2'' cedar; 2 piece Drum (spool) Nottingham

(S/J 8)  Smith/Jones 5 1/2 inch cedar  Ball Bearing Nottingham Reel . Cedar back diameter 5 1/2''; Drum (spool) width 1 3/4''

Brass diamond shaped collets ; wood handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1940. Rare.

(S/J 9) Smith/Jones 5 1/2 inch Australian silky oak Nottingham.

S/J 9

(S/J 9)  Smith/Jones 5 1/2 inch cedar  Ball Bearing Nottingham Reel . Cedar back diameter 5 1/2''; Drum (spool) width 1 3/4'' Brass oval shaped collets ; erinoid handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1950. Rare in original condition.

(S/J 10) Smith/Jones 4 1/2'' silky oak; ball bearing; drum width 1 3/8''.

(S/J 10)  Smith/Jones 4 1/2 inch silky oak  Ball Bearing Nottingham Reel . Silky oak back diameter 4 1/2''; Drum (spool) width 1 3/8'' Brass oval shaped collets; erinoid handles; screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1950. Hard to find in original condition.

S/J 11) Smith/Jones 4'' Australian red cedar cedar Nottingham.

(S/J 11)  Smith/Jones 4 inch cedar  Ball Bearing Nottingham Reel .  Cedar back diameter 4''; Drum (spool) width 1 1/4'' Brass oval shaped collets ; erinoid handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1950. Rare.

(S/J 12) Smith/Jones 3 1/2'' Australian red cedar Nottingham.

(S/J 12)  Smith/Jones 3 1/2 inch cedar Ball Bearing Nottingham Reel . Cedar back diameter 4''; Drum (spool) width 1 1/2'' Brass oval shaped collets ; erinoid handles; brass screw operated brake on brass cross back -c. 1950. Extremely rare.

Marlin Centre Pin Wood and Brass fishing reels information Page 38 by Bernie Ladd, 4/2/2014.

MARLIN 5 1_16 '' vintage fishing reel sp
MARLIN 5 1_16 '' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 5 1_16 '' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 5 1_16 '' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 5 1_16 '' vintage fishing reel

MARLIN 5 1/16'' size laminated wood and brass  centre pin drum (spool) release latch (slater) reel - c 1940. Back plate diameter 5 1/16''; drum (spool) width 1 3/8''; cast brass cross back stamped MARLIN; optional check; Tapered bakelite handle knobs; brass collets.

MARLIN 5'' vintage fishing reel specific
MARLIN 5'' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 5'' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 5'' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 5'' vintage fishing reel

MARLIN 5'' size Australian red Cedar wood and brass  centre pin drum (spool) release latch (slater) reel - c 1940. Back plate diameter 5''; drum (spool) width 2 1/8''; cast brass cross back, un-branded; Tapered bakelite handle knobs; brass collets.

MARLIN 4'' vintage fishing reel specific
MARLIN 4'' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 4'' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 4'' vintage fishing reel
MARLIN 4'' vintage fishing reel

MARLIN 4'' size laminated wood and brass  centre pin drum (spool) release latch (slater) reel - c 1940. Back plate diameter 4''; drum (spool) width 1 1/4''; cast brass cross back stamped MARLIN; optional check; Tapered bakelite handle knobs; brass collets.

MARLIN vintage  3 1_2'' fishing reel woo
MARLIN vintage  3 1_2'' fishing reel woo
MARLIN vintage  3 1_2'' fishing reel woo
MARLIN vintage  3 1_2'' fishing reel woo
MARLIN vintage  3 1_2'' fishing reel woo

MARLIN 3 1/2'' size laminated wood and brass  centre pin drum (spool) release latch (slater) reel - c 1940. Back plate diameter 3 1/2''; drum (spool) width 1 1/4''; cast brass cross back stamped MARLIN; optional check; Tapered wood handle knobs; brass collets.

MARLIN 3 1_2'' vintage fishing reel bras
MARLIN 3 1_2'' vintage fishing reel bras
MARLIN 3 1_2'' vintage fishing reel bras
MARLIN 3 1_2'' vintage fishing reel bras
MARLIN 3 1_2'' vintage fishing reel bras

MARLIN 3 1/2'' size laminated wood and brass  centre pin drum (spool) release latch (slater) reel - c 1940. Back plate diameter 3 1/2''; drum (spool) width 1 1/4''; cast brass cross back stamped MARLIN; optional check; Tapered brass handle knobs; brass collets.

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