Leonard Salmon Reel - Julius Vom Hofe


For sale here is a H.L. Leonard raised pillar salmon reel. Usually stamped "H.L. Leonard Patent No. 191813" on the ebonite headplate, the stamping on this particular reel has worn off over time. Julius vom Hofe making these Leonard reels in the early 1900s. German silver construction, including the spool, the reel foot, and the unmistakable Philbrook and Paine handle arm and counterbalance designs. The german silver sliding drag adjustment bar on the back plate is stamped with the drag patent date of Jul 22, 1890. The reel remains in very good condition. The ebonite headplate has a couple of scratches, but no cracks. The tailplate is free of cracks as well. The screw heads are in fine condition. The reel foot has been lightly tapered on one end. Mechanically, the reel operates as intended with a bit of spindle/spool play. The reel measures 3 3/4" in diameter (4 1/4" pillar to pillar) with a 1 3/4" wide spool. The reel weighs 16.85 oz.

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