A rare Hardy 3.3/4" Perfect, circa 1917-21
This is a very rare reel, in that it has the early 1917 check mechanism with original alloy foot and ivorine handle, but it has the rare ball bearing race for 1922 and beyond.
So I believe this to be a transition reel between the 1917-21 eunoch models and the later MKII check where all reels had ballraces.
The reel is in fantastic condition, free from wobbles and line burns, no cracks and spins freely
This rare reel has the rotational Hardy line guide where on the smaller frames 3.3/4" & 3.1/2" the line guide always protrudes through the frame ever so slightly; this is absolutely normal.