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ALPHA Australian Collectable Antique Vintage Fishing Reels Reference, Information and History, at ReeLpedia ® on page 8 by Bernie Ladd, 2012.

ALPHA Fishing Reel models produced by W. B. Wragg & Co, Melbourne, Australia.

Note: This Alpha fishing reel segment on ReeLpedia ® Page 8, is a work in progress and subject to final editing upon completion.

ALPHA High Neck side cast reel  -c 1930s. Rare.   ( Aa 1 )

2- Alpha High neck side cast vintage ree
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Alpha High Neck metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Moorabbin, Vic. Bakelite back diameter 5''; drum (spool) width 2 1/4''; high neck turntable (pivot); removable line guide; optional check; nickel plated cast brass type Y back; ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate -c 1930s.

ALPHA early 4'' side cast reel -c 1930s. Rare in un damaged condition.  ( Aa 2 )

1- Alpha early forked line guide vintage
5- Alpha early forked line guide vintage
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4- Alpha early forked line guide vintage
1- Alpha early forked line guide vintage
1-Alpha early forked line guide side cas

Alpha (first 4'' production version) metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Moorabbin, Vic. Bakelite back diameter 4 1/16''; drum (spool) width 2''; Ferguson style turntable (pivot)  forked line guide cast in one piece gunmetal; optional check button; cast brass type strap back; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper. ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate. Note metal components are originally nickel-plated.

ALPHA forked line guide and 'high neck' turn table cast in one piece, side cast reel - c 1930s. Rare.  ( Aa 3 )

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Alpha 4'' metal and bakelite sidecast reel. M.B. Wragg, Moorabbin, Vic. Bakelite back diameter 4 1/16''; drum (spool) width 2''; saddle (foot); Ferguson style turntable (pivot) and forked line guide cast in one piece brass, nickel plated; optional check lever; cast brass type strap back; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper. ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate. Metal components nickel plated.

ALPHA early 4'' side cast reel -c 1940s. Hard to find un damaged condition.  ( Aa 4 )

1- Alpha version 2 forked line guide sid
4- Alpha version 2 forked line guide sid
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2- Alpha version 2 forked line guide sid
5- Alpha version 2 forked line guide sid
1-Alpha version 2 forked line guide side

Alpha ( 4'' later forked line production version) metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Moorabbin, Vic. Bakelite back diameter 4 1/16''; drum (spool) width 2''; cast gunmetal Ferguson style turntable (pivot) - forked line guide; saddle (foot) riveted on turntable; optional check; cast brass type strap back; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper. ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate.  Metal components nickel plated.

ALPHA 5''  side cast reel  star crank drag anti-reverse optional check levers -c 1950s-1960s. Hard to find.  ( Aa 5 )

1-ALPHA star drag vintage sidecast fishing reel specfications
2-ALPHA star drag vintage sidecast fishing reel
3-ALPHA star drag vintage sidecast fishing reel
4-ALPHA star drag vintage sidecast fishing reel

Alpha metal and bakelite sidecast reel. M.B. Wragg, Gardenvale, Vic. Bakelite backplate diameter 5 1/8''; drum (spool) width 2''; Ferguson style turntable (pivot) and saddle (foot) of pressed metal; nickel plated metal line guide; star crank drag configuration; anti-reverse lever; optional check lever; metal strap back; turntable leaf spring of plated beryllium copper. ALPHA MADE IN AUSTRALIA moulded inside bakelite drum front, ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate.

ALPHA 5'' (Later version) side cast reel model 254 -c 1950s-1960s. Common.   ( Aa 6 )

1-Alpha 254 vintage sidecast fishing reel
2-Alpha 254 vintage sidecast fishing reel
3-Alpha 254 vintage sidecast fishing reel
4-Alpha 254 vintage sidecast fishing reel
1-Alpha vintage sidecast fishing reel add

Alpha (later 5'' production version) metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Gardenvale, Vic. Bakelite backplate diameter 5 1/6''; drum (spool) width 2''; Ferguson style turntable (pivot) and saddle (foot) of pressed metal; nickel plated metal line guide; optional check lever; metal strap back; turntable leaf spring of plated beryllium copper, stamped 254 ALPHA, ALPHA MADE IN AUSTRALIA moulded inside bakelite drum front, ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate.

ALPHA 4'' (later version) side cast reel -c 1950s-1960s. Common.   ( Aa 7 )

1-Alpha 4'' sidecast vintage fishing reel, specfications
2-Alpha 4'' sidecast vintage fishing reel
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4-Alpha 4'' sidecast vintage fishing reel

Alpha (later 4'' production version) metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Moorabbin, Vic. Bakelite back diameter 4 1/16''; drum (spool) width 1 1/8''''; Ferguson style turntable (pivot) and saddle (foot) of pressed metal; optional check lever; metal strap back; turntable leaf spring of beryllium copper. ALPHA logo moulded in bakelite back plate.  Metal components nickel plated.

ALPHA 4'' Anti-Line Twist Clip model side cast reel  -c 1950s. Rare.  ( Aa 8 )

1-ALPHA ant-line twist vintage sidecast fishing reel
1- Alpha vintage sidecast fishing reel, Anti-Line Twist model.
2-ALPHA ant-line twist vintage sidecast fishing reel
3-ALPHA ant-line twist vintage sidecast fishing reel
5-ALPHA ant-line twist vintage sidecast fishing reel
4-ALPHA ant-line twist vintage sidecast fishing reel

Alpha 4'' Anti-Line Twist metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Gardenvale, Vic. Bakelite backplate diameter 4 1/16''; drum (spool) width 2''; nickel plated metal Ferguson style turntable (pivot); nickel plated metal line guide; saddle (foot) riveted on turntable; optional check lever; metal strap back; turntable leaf spring of plated beryllium copper. ALPHA logo moulded in the back plate. - MANUFACTURED BY M. B. WRAGG & CO PTY LTD. GARDENVALE VICTORIA AUSTRALIA moulded in drum back.

ALPHA 4'' Last production model side cast reel -c 1960. Hard to find.  ( Aa 9 )

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Alpha (last 4'' production version) metal and bakelite side cast reel. M.B. Wragg, Gardenvale, Vic. Stainless steel back diameter 4''; drum (spool) width 2''; nickel plated metal Ferguson style turntable (pivot); nickel plated metal line guide; saddle (foot) riveted on turntable; optional check; metal strap back; turntable leaf spring of plated beryllium copper. ALPHA logo stamped on backplate,  - MANUFACTURED BY M. B. WRAGG & CO PTY LTD. GARDENVALE VICTORIA AUSTRALIA moulded in drum back.

ALPHA Centrepin fishing reel models.

ALPHA Ezyspin release latch centrepin vintage fishing reel
ALPHA Ezyspin release latch centrepin vintage fishing reel
ALPHA Ezyspin release latch centrepin vintage fishing reel
ALPHA Ezyspin release latch centrepin vintage fishing reelwide drum model
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ALPHA 4" Centrepin Release Latch Bakelite Wide Dum model. Bakelite backplate diameter 4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 1/2"; nickel plated cast brass T saddle  (foot); optional check lever. Alpha Ezyspin moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed on the backplate circa 1940.

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ALPHA Ezyspin release latch centrepin vintage fishing reel internal mechanism

ALPHA 4" Centrepin Release Latch Bakelite Narrow Dum Non-Line Guide model. Bakelite backplate diameter 4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 "; nickel plated cast brass T saddle  (foot); optional check lever. Alpha Ezyspin moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed on the backplate circa 1940.

ALPHA Ezyspin narrow drum centrepin vintage fishing reel with line guide
ALPHA Ezyspin narrow drum centrepin vintage fishing reel with line guide
ALPHA Ezyspin narrow drum centrepin vintage fishing reel with line guide
ALPHA Ezyspin narrow drum centrepin vintage fishing reel with line guide
ALPHA Ezyspin narrow drum centrepin vintage fishing reel line guide model internal mechanism

ALPHA 4" Centrepin Release Latch Bakelite Narrow Dum Line Guide model. Bakelite backplate diameter 4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 "; nickel plated cast brass T saddle  (foot); optional check lever; sliding revolving line guide. Alpha Ezyspin moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed on the backplate circa 1940.

ALPHA Centre Pin vintage fishing reel
3-ALPHA Rare Centre Pin vintage fishing reel
2-ALPHA Centre Pin vintage fishing reel
2-ALPHA Centre Pin vintage fishing reel
1-ALPHA Centre Pin vintage fishing reel

ALPHA 3 1/2" Centrepin Release Latch (sliding) model. Bakelite backplate diameter 3 1/2''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 1/8"; nickel-plated brass pressed  T saddle  (foot); optional check lever. Alpha CENTRE PIN  moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed on the backplate circa 1950.

ALPHA Slipping Clutch fishing reel models.

Alpha vintage fishing reel model  286 with  box
Alpha vintage fishing reel model No. 286
Alpha vintage fishing reel model No. 286, check levers
Alpha vintage fishing reel model No. 286  specifications
Alpha vintage fishing reel model No. 286 made in Australia
ALPHA No. 286 vintage fishing  reel storage box
Alpha vintage fishing reel model No. 286 internal mechanism

 Alpha No. 286, metal and Bakelite Slipping Clutch reel. M.B. Wragg & Co Pty Ltd North Melbourne, Vic. Bakelite backplate diameter: 5 1/8''; drum (spool) width: 1 1/2''; pressed saddle (foot) of nickel-plated brass; star crank drag clutch configuration; anti-reverse lever; optional check lever. 'ALPHA MADE IN AUSTRALIA' moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, 'ALPHA W' trademark embossed logo moulded in Bakelite backplate circa the 1950s-1960.

ALPHA model 282 vintage fishing reel
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6-ALPHA model 282 vintage fishing reel drag-clutch assembly
7-ALPHA model 282 vintage fishing reel box

 Alpha No. 282, metal and Bakelite Slipping Clutch reel. M.B. Wragg & Co Pty Ltd North Melbourne, Vic. Bakelite backplate diameter: 5 1/8''; drum (spool) width: 1 1/2''; pressed saddle (foot) of nickel-plated brass; star crank drag clutch configuration; optional check lever. 'ALPHA MADE IN AUSTRALIA' moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, 'ALPHA W' trademark embossed logo moulded in Bakelite backplate circa the 1950s-1960.

ALPHA 282 with Lineguard vintage fishing reel
ALPHA 282 with Lineguard vintage fishing reel
ALPHA 282  Lineguard model vintage fishing reel  backplate
ALPHA 282 with Lineguard vintage fishing reel
ALPHA 282  Lineguard model vintage fishing reel internal mechanism and box
ALPHA 282  Lineguard model  vintage fishing reel Box

 Alpha No. 282  Metal and Bakelite Slipping Clutch Lineguard model reel. M.B. Wragg & Co Pty Ltd North Melbourne, Vic. Bakelite backplate diameter: 5 1/8''; drum (spool) width: 1 1/2''; pressed saddle (foot) of nickel-plated brass; star crank drag clutch configuration; optional check lever. 'ALPHA MADE IN AUSTRALIA' moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, 'ALPHA W' trademark embossed logo moulded in Bakelite backplate circa the 1950s-1960.

ALPHA Nottingham Y Back fishing reel models.

ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel
ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel
ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel
ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel
ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel

ALPHA 5" Nottingham model reel. Bakelite backplate diameter 5 1/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 7/8"; T saddle (foot) Y back of cast brass nickel plated; optional check lever. The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed logo moulded in backplate circa 1950.

ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel Lineguard model
ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel Lineguard model
ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel Lineguard model
ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel Lineguard model
ALPHA vintage nottingham fishing reel Lineguard model

ALPHA 5" Nottingham Lineguard model reel. Bakelite backplate diameter 5 1/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 7/8";T saddle (foot) Y back of cast brass nickel plated; optional check lever. The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed logo moulded in backplate circa 1950.

Alpha Nottingham vintage fishing reel
Alpha Nottingham line guard model fishing reel
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel backplate
Alpha Nottingham line guard fishing reel model
Alpha Nottingham line guard version ribbed drum model internal mechanism

ALPHA 5" Nottingham Lineguard Ribbed Drum Centre - Ribbed Clutch Nut model reel. Bakelite backplate diameter 5 1/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 7/8"; T saddle (foot) Y back of cast brass nickel plated; optional check lever. The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed logo moulded in backplate circa 1950.

ALPHA Nottingham Strap Back fishing reel models.

ALPHA Nottingham fishing reel
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234 internal mechanism

ALPHA 5" Nottingham model 234  reel. Bakelite backplate diameter 5 1/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 1/2"; pressed T saddle (foot) strap back of brass nickel plated; optional check lever; sliding line guide of brass nickel plated. The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed logo moulded in backplate circa 1950.

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ALPHA Nottingham fishing reel internal mechanism

ALPHA 5" Nottingham model 234  reel. Bakelite backplate diameter 5 1/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 1/2"; pressed T saddle (foot) strap back of brass nickel plated; optional check lever; lineguard of brass nickel plated. The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed logo moulded in backplate circa 1950.

Alpha Nottingham fishing reel 234 model
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234 backplate
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 234 internal mechanism

ALPHA 5" Nottingham model 234  reel. Bakelite backplate diameter 5 1/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 1/2"; pressed T saddle (foot) strap back of brass nickel plated; optional check lever; lineguard of brass nickel plated; hexagonal clutch nut. The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed logo moulded in backplate; ALPHA 234 stamped on the strap back circa 1960.

ALPHA Nottingham Narrow 4" Drum fishing reel models.

Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 214
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 214
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 214
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 214
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 214
Alpha Nottingham fishing reel model 214

ALPHA 4" Nottingham model 214 reel. Bakelite backplate diameter 4 1/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 "; pressed T saddle (foot) strap back of brass nickel plated; optional check lever; sliding line guide of brass nickel plated. Alpha  NARROW 4" DRUM moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed logo moulded in backplate circa 1960.

Alpha Nottingham Narrow drum fishing reel model stamped 214 ALPHA

ALPHA 4" Nottingham model 214 reel. Bakelite backplate diameter 4 1/16''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 "; pressed T saddle (foot) strap back of brass nickel plated; optional check lever; sliding line guide of brass nickel plated. 214 ALPHA stamped on T saddle back strap. Alpha  NARROW 4" DRUM moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, The ALPHA W Trade Mark embossed logo moulded in backplate circa 1960.

ALPHA Nottingham 268  fishing reel model.

Alpha 268 Nottingham fishing reel
Alpha 268 Nottingham fishing reel
Alpha 268 Nottingham fishing reel
Alpha 268 Nottingham fishing reel
Alpha 268 Nottingham fishing reel
Alpha 268 Nottingham fishing reel internal mechanism

ALPHA 4" model 268 model. Rolled 316 Stainless Steel backplate diameter 4''; bakelite drum (spool) width 1 1/4"; T saddle  (foot) of cast brass plated (possibly chrome); optional check lever; sliding revolving line guide. Alpha moulded inside the Bakelite drum front, The ALPHA W Trade Mark stamped on the stainless Steel backplate circa 1950s-1960s.

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