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19th Jan 2017

J. Bernard & Son 45 Jermyn Street London SW1 3ins. Dingley "D8" Alloy Trout Reel c. 1925

A J. Bernard & Son of 45 Jermyn Street, St. James's S.W. 3ins. Dingley built 'D8' Alloy Trout Reel dating from around the year 1925. 

Stamped with the shop details to the outside of back plate and with the tell-tale D stamp 'D8' on the inside of the back plate this is a fine working example of a Walter Dingley reel.  Dingley apprenticed at Reuben Heaton where he worked for many years before a significant stint at David Slater before moving to Alnwick to work for Hardy Bros.  Dingley left Hardy's in 1911 and the first mention of a firm in his own name can be found in the Kelly's Directory for 1919.  He produced many reels in his distinctive style, almost always stamped with a 'D' until his death in 1946.  J. Bernard & Son moved from their shop at 45 Jermyn Street to a larger premises at 45 Pall Mall some time between 1925 and 1935.

£120
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28th Nov 2016

Army & Navy Stores Victoria Street London SW1: 3 1/4ins. Alloy Trout Reel c. 1939

An Army & Navy of London 3 1/4ins. Alloy Trout Reel dating from the late 1930's. Stamped to the back plate 'A & N. Stores Ltd Victoria St. London S.W.1.'  The Army & Navy Co-operative Society changed their name to Army & Navy Stores  Ltd in 1934 having been a co-operative society since their inception in 1871. 

This reel retains some of its original finish and is in very good overall condition with a working check, good straight brass foot, milled centre screw nut and almost untouched Xylonite handle.  With no evidence of any line burn to the pillars and tight check it would make a great user. 

 

£50
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28th Nov 2016

Army & Navy of London: 3ins. Hand Engraved Alloy Trout Reel c. 1920's

A hand engraved Army & Navy Co-operative Society Ltd 3ins. Alloy Trout Reel dating from the 1920's perhaps even earlier.  The face plate is hand engraved with the legend 'Army & Navy C P Ltd'. ANCP Ltd became the Army & Navy Stores Ltd in 1934 having been a Co-operative Society prior to this since its inception in 1871. 

The reel retains much of its original finish but is worn through use and has a slightly bent foot as shown in the photographs. The check sticks in one place but this would still make a user for an unfussy angler wishing to live in the years before 1934. 

£30
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