A rare Hardy 4.1/2" brass faced perfect reel with line guard.
Right hand wind
This reel is in excellent condition free from line burns or any defect and comes with the very rare butterfly mounted circular line guide. I suspect this way of mounting the line guide came before the square brass line guide mounting method, so makes the reel around 1895.
I had the original foot taken off and checked by a reel engineer in the UK and checked thoroughly as it was slightly bent , this has been straightened and put back on again.
The reel is 100% correct and suitable to adorn any collection or could be put on a rod and use.
All in all an excellent piece.