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Vintage 3" Dingley Perfect Reel Alex Martin Thistle

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Beautiful Walter Dingley made "Perfect style" reel, made for retailer Alex Martin in Scotland.  c1930s.

3" diameter with a 11/16" wide spool.  Weighs 7.8oz. Bronze line guide.  Original leaded finish.

Marked "Thistle" and also has Alex Martin's retail stamping. 

This reel has all the features of the early Dingleys, with concentric rings on the spool face.  Bright finished insides with the famous "D" stampings, and pin style pawl and spring posts.

RHW with a loud, strong adjustable drag check with knurled nickel adj knob.

Unmolested full length brass reel foot.  Ebonite handle.

Reel is marked with a "1" assembly mark on all parts, including the foot. 

Very little use shows on this reel.   Finish is darker than photos show, and use marks show less in hand.

Overall an excellent example of the former Hardy master machinist's work. 

Item #2299 Excellent Condition Price Reduced $495.00

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