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John (1923 -1990/2003) Sunbeam (1924 - 1957) Super Silex (1928 - 1953) Super Silex Dunne (circa 1929) Super Silex Multiplier (1930 - 1939) Tarpon Multiplying Reel (1896 -1896) The Fly Reel (1940 - 1948) Tournament 1931 1st Pattern (1931 - 1934) Tournament 1931 2nd Pattern (1935) Trade Fly Reels (1940 - circa 1945) Triumph Casting Reel (1923 - 1928) Triumph Centrepin Reel (1936 - 1951) Triumph with Silex Check Pattern (circa 1923 -1927) U.
(1922 - 1923) Uniqua - Brass Drum Pattern (1903) Uniqua (1903 - 1959) Uniqua Salmon (1909 - 1959) Viscount 150 Mk 1 (1969 - 1978) Wallis (1932 - 1939) White - Wickham Big Game Reel ( 1934 - 1937) Zane Grey Big Game (1928 - 1957) Zenith Lightweight (1960 - 2003) Many vintage Hardy reels have a set of initials stamped on the inside of the frame. Below is a partial list of the known Hardy reel makers, their mark, and the reels they were known to have made.
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The Alnwick-based company, whose carbon fibre rods are also favoured by presenter Chris Tarrant, musician Eric Clapton and former cricketer Sir Ian Botham, has been struggling in the relatively flat UK market.
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2 Frameless Pattern (circa 1923) Silex Frameless Pattern (circa 1905) Silex J. Hardy (1924 - 1928) Silex Jewel (1954 - 1959) Silex Major (1923 - 1952) Silex Minor (1923 - 1923) Silex Multiplier ( 1924 - 1937) Silex Multiplyer "E. The first rod ( Lot 3 ) of the most interest is a very early Hardy made of Mahogany.As a former master cabinet & chair maker that also worked on very rare French antique furnishing from the 1700s, I am very confident that this rod is ether ( Jamaican or Cuban ) Mahogany.The condition is superior with no damage, no repairs, no rewinding and what I feel is all original varnish with original sack. These type of rods are apparently referred to as Salmon rods.My understanding is Hardy formed in 1872 but only started in rod building in 1890 that would make this rod a third year rod.
Who knows, they may even be able to tell you who made it.