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Some Old Ball-Handle and New York-Style Reels

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A Clerk, Green & Baker ball-handle reel with an eagle logo.

An Edward vom Hofe reel with his 1902 drag and the wrench used to adjust it. An arrow points to the adjusting ring.

A brass ball-handle reel from Dame, Stoddard & Kendall, Boston.

A reel made by John Kopf, a prolific inventor of the late 19th century.

Two reels, one brass, the other German silver, made by John Conroy, the purported inventor of the counterbalanced crank.


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