Mercury Trotting reel – 3 7/8″ – £ 75.00 – Sold Out
Made only for a single year in 1938 this is a pretty rare beast – open cast caged drum that runs on super smooth ball bearings means that it spins for an absolute age. A particularly great feature of the reel is the slide across optional check mechanism – meaning that you can operate the reel with a single hand, flicking on the check if required. One of my all time favourite trotting reels.
The example here is in great mechanical condition and retains almost all of its original finish. The only negative is that it has 4 small holes drilled into the back plate, presumably a previous owner experimenting with a line guard. Wisely they took it off again!
As always we will try and combine postage wherever possible – refunding any excess on receipt of your order.