So So rare - a 1912 4½" Hardy Perfect reel, but with the 1917 design features, eunuch centre, domed face plate and some of the 1917 features of fixing the pawl.
This reel is authentic in every way and is a transitional Perfect going between the 1912 check period and the 1917 evolution of tension check. May be one of a kind from this period - 100 years old.
This reel is free of cracks, line burns, is tight and free of any spool wobble. All in all a great reel to use or collect an appreciating classic Hardy.