A Hardy brass and ebonite 4.1/2" salmon-fly reel, domed cow horn handle, bridge foot, German silver rims, fixed check mechanism, faceplate with raised two screw spindle boss and stamped enclosed oval logo, light wear from normal use, circa 1895.
This is a tidy reel, no cracks to ebonite rear plate, but a few blemishes.
The reel winds cleanly with a loud ratchet sound.
The brass face plate has a beautiful patina with its oval Hardy stamped trade mark.
The foot has a slight bend downwards at one end but is full length 3.1/2"
The nickle silver rims have a few marks on them - all in all a great collector reel.