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Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm 
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I'm looking for one of the small brass or nickel plated "winches" (little single action reels) marked Trowbridge, Boston, in good condition with clear writing, if anyone has one they want to part with. Looking to expand my very small collection of reels sold by Boston tackle dealers in the 19th century. Thanks!
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Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:52 pm 
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Richard Lodge wrote:I'm looking for one of the small brass or nickel plated "winches" (little single action reels) marked Trowbridge, Boston, in good condition with clear writing, if anyone has one they want to part with. Looking to expand my very small collection of reels sold by Boston tackle dealers in the 19th century. Thanks!
Richard


Richard, I will keep my eye out for one in Ft. Wayne.

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Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:54 pm 
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I sent a pm but mine is a multiplier rather than single
action.


Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:06 pm 
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Thanks Mike


Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:44 pm 
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I don't have one but it reminds me of the time I tried to buy one on ebay. It was a nice nickel plated multiplier. I think it was over $150 because it was in great condition and Boston reels are never cheap. After about 3 weeks I still hadn't received the reel and the tracking number showed it had not yet been received by the post office. I sent a couple messages to the seller with no response. Out of curiosity I googled the seller's name and hometown and I found a recent police report saying he was arrested for burglary. Of course ebay refunded my money but I was bummed that I didn't get my Trowbridge.


Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:51 pm 
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Richard- I looked at every reel table at Ft. Wayne and did not see a Trowbridge. Might be a Midwest thing...

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Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:40 pm 
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Thanks for looking, Mike. I bet the Trowbridge family swooped through earlier and bought them up. :bricks:


Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:13 am 
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Richard, that's actually true in at least one case.


Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:05 pm 
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How so, Steve? I know there is/was an ORCA member named Trowbridge a few years ago.


Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:02 am 
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And he was one case.


Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:08 pm 
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I assume he collected reels in the family name, yes? I always thought it would be great if he did and wrote a piece on Trowbridge for The Reel News.


Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:19 am 
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I hope you're not waiting for a piece on the Vernon Deluxe reel.


Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:22 am 
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It's my understanding you're still working on that one, although it's been said you have the finest collection of Vernon Deluxe since Mount Vernon was built.


Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:57 am 
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There's no such thing as a fine collection of Vernon Deluxe (as you'll read in the upcoming article). There are boring collections, ignored collections, recycled collections, et al., but nothing fine.
Meanwhile, be reminded that many of the teeny Trowbridge reels were made by Kopf and are marked with that foot patent date. That might account for the apparent spike in prices.


Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:19 pm 
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Indeed. The Kopf Effect. Something to do with Henry Caldwell, methinks. (cough... cough...)


Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:57 am 
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There's one on ebay right now but its suffering from some condition issues...


Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:43 pm 
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Thanks, Robin. Saw that one. Too much wear, too many dollars.


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