Details: Antique Nottingham English wood mahogany fly fishing reel.
Antique Nottingham 2 3/4" wood fly reel, with brass foot, brass back and mahogany crank handles. Overall dimensions are 4" diameter, 3" wide (to tip of crank handles).
"Historically, back at the turn of the century, in England, there was a place called Nottingham Forest, where beautiful mahogany trees grew. The local wood carvers used the mahogany wood to carve all sorts of things, from duck decoys to fishing reels. This reel was of that era. We know it was carved before World War I because with the outbreak of hostilities, brass became unavailable as it all was used for shell casings. Thus, came the name "NOTTINGHAM FLY REEL"." - AntiqueFlyReel.com
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique fly fishing reel, shows nicely with mild to moderate age and wear. Turns stiffly, some rubbing on wood and hardware. Mahogany on cranks shows significant age, with some cracking. Some mild patina on brass.
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