Spin Master, Threadline Spinning Vintage Fishing Reel Information, Reference by Bernie Ladd.
Spin-master fishing reel models, maker John Holroyd, Holroyd Motors Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
John Holroyd, successfully patented the SPIN-MASTER Mk 1 reel in 1950 after lodging the patent application three years earlier. The patent claimed that the reel offered an improved line laying capability through the use of a cam - controlled level wind mechanism. The first model was made in 1950 from die cast metal & aluminium alloy using dies made at Holroyd Motors.
Production is estimated at 1000 to 1500 reels. A second model was introduced in 1957 using polyamide nylon for construction of the gear housing cover and rotor. Only 500 to 600 of this model made. Holroyd was considering reverting to the original aluminium alloy construction when the government lifted import restrictions, making the Spin-master no longer economic.
First version [model] Mk1 - C 1947.
Improved second model Mk 1.
Spin-master Mk.1 Box.
Individual left & right hand crank handle's [Left & right hand threads]
Improved model Mk 1
New design Crank-handle
Specifications: Spin-Master Mk1. Helical Geared Drive and Ball -race, mounted drum Shaft, gear housing (body) aluminium; anodised black, Rotor die-cast metal; Drag knob die-cast metal, plastic spool, Left, right hand, individual crank's, nickel plated bail arm, die cast removable curved T foot mounting, gear ratio: 3:1. -c 1947. Rare with original box.
Mk. II Grey body.
Spin-master Mk. II original box.
Mk II Black body.
Spin-Master Mk II. Threadline spinning reel. Polyamide nylon body & rotor Push button metal spool; plastic drag knob; removable stem [foot] s/s bail arm, Ambidextrous crank . gear ratio 3:1 Pat. No 138919 Mark II Spinmaster Australia moulded in gear housing - C 1957. Extremely Rare.
Spin-Master Proto-type reels.
Prototype Spin Master. Brass gear housing, Aluminium rotor and Aluminium drag knob. Extremely rare.
Prototype Spin Master. Aluminium gear housing, Aluminium rotor and Aluminium drag knob. Extremely rare.
Spin-Master Patent Application.
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