"This reel was formally the property of Mr. J. L. Hardy with which he broke two distance casting records in the 1960s.â"[Bonham's July 2007 auction] Bonham's have confirmed in writing that this description is correct – February 2014.
We use their 2007 description below ~
A Hardy 'XLM Jock Scott' Tournament multiplying casting reel with duralumin cage and end plates, ribbed alloy foot with patent number, fitted with shaped winding arm, twin reverse taper ebonite winding handles, the rim with drum release lever and tension screw, the drum fitted with a balsa wood arbour, the back plate with adjustable knurled drum tension knob and stamped with maker's details and The H J S reel Brit. Pat. No. 486135 in strapped fitted wooden box together with a half ounce and 6 dram casting weights.
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