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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Allcock's Centrepin Reels

I bought these reels from an old boy who came into our local tackle shop wanting to sell them, no-one wanted them but he left them to be sold. When I saw them on the shelf I bought them, not knowing if they were valuable, I just wanted the modern Aerial Match to use.

 I paid £100,  and a week later the old man returned with a £10 note saying that I had paid too much. They have sat in the loft for twenty odd years and I got to wondering what they might be worth.

Reel 1 marked "The Allcock Aerial"  Drum diameter 4", Drum width about 1 1/4"

No modifications and mechanically sound, drum spins freely without wobble, very little mechanical wear.

Backplate has Allcocks logo, Drum stamped with number "7", Foot stamped with number"69"














Reel 2  marked "The  Aerial Popular"  Drum diameter 4", Drum width about 1 1/4"

No modifications and mechanically sound, drum spins freely without wobble, very little mechanical wear, however there is a rub mark on the backplate

Backplate has Allcocks logo, Drum stamped with number "35".






 

Reel 3 has no Allcock's logo,  Drum diameter 4", Drum width about 7/8"

No modifications and mechanically sound, drum spins freely without wobble, very little mechanical wear.

Drum stamped with number "12", Foot stamped with the number "22"


 
 
 
 
 
 


Reel 4 Match Aerial attached Allcock's logo,  Drum diameter 41/2", Drum width about 5/8"

No modifications and mechanically sound, drum spins freely without wobble, some cosmetic and mechanical wear. This reel has served me well for twenty years on the Hampshire Avon, Dorset Stour, Arun, Adur, Rother, Warwickshire Avon, Severn, Trent and latterly on the Rivers Suck, Shannon and Inny. God knows how many fish it has landed - time for someone else to use it.


 
 
 

 

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