Orvis 1874 -scew-off oil cap - wanted

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Orvis 1874 -scew-off oil cap - wanted

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Hi fellow tackle collectors. I have been hopelessly in love whith the Orvis 1874 narrow drum fly reel, since a freinds father brought one back to Denmark from a fishing trip to the US, in the sixties. Pure elegance and class.

Now I have succeded in bying one from an british auction, but it is whitout the screw off oilcap. So are there anyone who can sell me too such a cap? New orr old, even a fitting nut would bee an improvement.

I am very new to this media, so bare whit me, if I make mistakes.

Teight lines / knæk og bræk
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If someone has got an extra screw-off oil-cap to the Orvis 1874 trout reel, i am ready to pay in the area of 80$ for it.
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Steen, take a look at this earlier thread regarding dating Orvis 1874 patent reels by reference to the rear of the reel and perhaps you can post a photo of your reel to see if someone can help. Note the "screw off oil cap" mentioned in the ca. 1900 Orvis catalog on this link.

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Hello Mike N, thanks a lot for the tip. My reel is clearly a mod. 3 (nipple, tekst and no optional check). I am afraid that my competence does not reach for oploading a foto, yet.
But thanks a lot.

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Here's a photo of the oil cap thread.


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Hi Steen,

I needed one too for my reel and resorted to using a cap from a Montague reel. Not original, but nice looking. Be aware, not all Montague reel caps fit. If you're interested, I can take a look to see what I have.

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I think there is one out in the haystack right next to the needle and the original bicycle grip knob for a Kovalovsky reel. :roll:
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I seem to recall that there were reproductions of this model in the 90's. This may be an avenue to explore for parts. If your vintage part is in hiding, a stand-in might be a little easier to find while your original waits to be found in the afore mentioned haystack.

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