Australian Vintage Ball Bearing Wooden Reels, Smith / Jones 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

Brass diamond shape collet

Extremely rare

Wood single handle-Knob

Smith/Jones 8 1/2 inch Nottingham Teak Game Reel Rare.

Rare

S/J 3

Drum width 2''

Smith/Jones 6 3/4 inch teak; ball bearing reel.

Wood knobs; brass diamond shaped collets

Rare

S/J 5

Wood knobs; brass diamond shape collets

Dia 6''

Drum width 2''

Marty Smith made ball bearing cedar reel. Purchased from John Smith, who advised belonged & made by his uncle !

S/J 7

Brass diamond shape collets wood knobs

Rare

Smith/Jones 5 1/2'' cedar; 2 piece spool drum; ball bearing.

Scarce

Plastic knobs; oval brass collets

S/J 9

Smith/Jones 4 1/2'' teak; ball bearing; drum width 1 3/8''.

S/J 11

Plastic knobs; oval brass collets

Extremely Rare

Drum width 1 1/2''

S/J 2

Scarce

Drum width 2"

Plastic knobs; brass diamond shaped collets

Smith/Jones 7 inch cedar ball bearing fishing reel.

S/J 4

Drum width 2''

Rare

wood knobs;

S/J 4

Collets & bearing cover made from ZINC

Smith/Jones 6 3/8 inch cedar ball bearing nottingham reel. Zinc collets & bearing cover. All other metal fittings brass.

S/J 6

Drum width1 3/4''

Wood knobs;brass diamondshaped collets

Rare

S/J 6

Smith/Jones 6 inch Australian silky oak; ball bearing reel.

S/J 9

Rare

Plastic knobs;oval brass collets

S/J 8

Drumwidth 1 3/4''

Smith/Jones 5 1/16 inch Australian silky oak; ball bearing.

S/J 10

Rare

Smith/Jones 4'' teak; ball bearing; drum width 1 1/4''.

Smith/Jones 3 1/2'' Australian silky oak; ball bearing reel.

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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