Auction Date: 14/03/2015 at 10am
REEL: Illingworth No1 casting in fine condition, first model with black lead finish, twin handle bar with matching ivory knobs, 2 wire fliers, black wood tapered spool with polished end cone, smooth brass foot, retaining good dark lead finish throughout. NOTE: This early reel has no Illingworth stamps, Pat Number or identification marks on the body casing, c/w a fine condition rectangular black leather covered original box with rounded corners, brass hinges and fully working press button catch, dark blue velvet lined with makers red/gold logo label “The Illingworth Patent 9388-1905 Casting Reel”.
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