For sale here is a fine example of an early first model all-brass reel made by PD Malloch, complete with the internal "Sun & Planet" gearing. Diameter is the super rare 2 1/2". Stamped "Patent" to the winding plate. No issues to disclose as the internal mechanics are as to be expected with an early reel such as this one. Reel foot is original and full-length. Pillar screws all original. Turned rosewood handle spins freely, of course attached to the gearing inside. A fine collector's reel that is also very fishable! This reel comes from the Mark Ross collection.
Here is Dr. Andrew Herd's writeup of the ingenious Sun & Planet reels.