Antique Fishing Reels By Steve Vernon 2nd Edition
The book is more than a list of reel makers. As the revised edition of an important collectors’ reference book published in 1985, it includes more than twice as many U.S. reel patents as the first edition as it traces the development of various reel features. It provides biographical information on almost all of the inventors, who came from all walks of life. The inventors responsible for most of the major advances in reel design during the 19th century were “amateurs” – they didn’t earn their livelihoods designing fishing tackle.
Over 1000 illustrations will help you identify and date some of your acquisitions and will help to explain how these old gadgets worked. This encyclopedic, hard- cover, 8.5″ x 11″ book is the most comprehensive reference available on old American reels.