Allcocks Aerial popular 3″ in box – £ 290.00 – Sold Out
“Solid front rim, check button on back, patent regulating drag adjustable to any tension according to weight of bait, white xylonite handles” [Allcocks Anglers Guide 1938]
Produced between 1927 – 1962 this was the unventilated version of the famous Aerial and was one of the most successful designs of that famous reel family. This is the classic “gunmetal” grey version and is in the (standard) wide drum format. Hidden V check mechanism (still good and strong) and bearing the makers name and model details. Brass foot is original and unfiled. The handles are in really good condition – without the crumbly “chewing gum” effect often seen on xylonite. This great example of an ever popular reel (the 3″ size being particularly sought after): it spins like a dream and retains particularly good finish to the drum face for a reel of this age.
The reel comes in its original trade card box complete with good label to side, though the paper overlay to the box is missing from the top and half of one side. The corners of the lid have come apart so we have reinforced internally with strong book binder’s repair tape. A photocopy of the original “Book of the Aerial” is included.
As always we will try and combine postage on items wherever possible – refunding any excess on receipt of your order: this item will be sent recorded delivery due to its value.