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RARE ANTIQUE SILEX #2 3 7/8" Size RHW c.1913


Offered for sale is a Very Rare Silex #2 in the rare size of 3 7/8" reel. A research of the Hardy records reflects that they made a 3 3/4" and a 4" size reel, and not a 3 7/8" reel. However, the diameter of this reel is not 3 3/4' nor 4"; it measures exactly 3 7/8" wide. Inside the reel is the engraved stamp "C" for the Hardy employee who made this reel. On the smooth brass foot is engraved with the letter "J" for the sur name of the Hardy employee who made this reel seat. However, the list of Hardy employees who made Silex reels fails to list either "C" or "J". The closest match for "J" is Joe Wallace. All you maven Hardy Silex #2 collectors might shed some light on these letters.

Matching pictures from the John Drewett and Graham Turner books, this reel is best described as having a smooth brass foot, ebonite twin crank handles, perforated spool with two rows of perforations, a rim mounted drag adjustment with a bridge and a brass knob setting wheel, a sprung lever release catch, the regulator strap being circa 1913(?), an ivorine rim lever, the locking lever to hold the spool in place, supplemental break strap, ratchet check action, retaining almost all of it's gray gun leaded finish, with the maker, style, size and patent (No. 2206) engraved on the rear.

Our best guesstimate is that this reel is circa 1913 and in marvelous condition, given that this reel might be over 100 years of age!

Price: $799.95 or best offer. No returns on this item.

Shipping to USA: $16.55 Rest of the world: $28.65 We ship worldwide.

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Payment: Payment may be made by check (must clear), back draft, postal money order, pre-payment arrangements, good old $USD green currency, or other reasonable means.

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  • Model: Hardy Silex # 2 3 7/8"

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 09 August, 2013.

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