James Ogden of Cheltenham Platewind Trout Reel


For sale here we have a James Ogden of Cheltenham Special Presentation ebonite, nickel silver, and brass platewind trout reel, circa 1900. 2 3/4" diameter, 7/8" spool width. The reel weighs 6 oz. In superb operating and cosmetic condition given its age. Nickel silver rims, bronze winding plate recessed inside the outer ebonite rings. No cracks in the ebonite. No apparent repairs. The clicker works great and there are no winding hitches. The fully intact horn handle spins freely. The reel foot is adequately straight and full-length. The screws are in excellent condition. Medium size arbor. The reel can be used right or left hand retrieve, with a neutral click bias being strong enough to prevent backlash. Intended for a 4 or 5 weight line and backing. The reel would look outstanding on an early bamboo rod, English or American! These early combination reels are extremely difficult to find in this condition.

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