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Non-Aerial Centrepins


Although many of the reels listed on this page are considered to be collectable, the majority are highly usable and in some instances even more practical than the more expensive Aerial reels listed on my Aerials & Aerial-Style Centrepins page. It is also probably worth mentioning here that the best value "useable" reels will be ones that are a bit worn, wobbly or of less than perfect appearance. If you have trouble deciding which reel is best for you, please phone to discuss your requirements.

Unless stated otherwise, all reels on this page run on plain bearings, are ambidextrous and in good usable condition.

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Reels are listed in roughly alphabetical order by maker or brand name.


I often have more items waiting to be listed, so if you can't find what you want on this website, or would like some help choosing, please 'phone me...

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S Allcock & Co Ltd AERIALITE CADET Model B110 (made in England, circa 1950s)

Rare boxed 23/4" bakelite "Boy's Reel" suitable for fly and bottom fishing. Twin bakelite handles, adjustable drum tensioner, ambidextrous design. Near-mint condition and complete with original cardboard box. A great child's starter reel - simple to use and virtually nothing to go wrong! Weight: 31/2 oz. Collectable & useable...

GBP 15.00 (Item reference CRL204
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  AERIALITE SWIMMING REEL Model No.B120 (made in England, circa 1950s)

33/4" diameter "swimming reel" suitable for freshwater or light tackle sea fishing. Mottled maroon colour bakelite with button-operated on/off caliper click check, nickel plated brass fittings, ambidextrous design (line currently wound on for RHW). Excellent condition. Collectable & highly useable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 20.00 (Item reference CRL377)  
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  4" AERIALITE Model No.B180 (made in England, circa 1950s)

4" diameter, black Bakelite general purpose reel (for fresh or saltwater) with button-operated on/off caliper click check, adjustable brake, nickel plated brass fittings, bulbous handle knobs, ambidextrous design (line currently wound on for RHW). Some signs of fair use but very good useable condition. A rugged and uncomplicated reel ideal for boat fishing in fresh or saltwater. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 18.00 (Item reference CRL187)  
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  5" AERIALITE Model No.B180 (made in England, circa 1950s)


Rare 5" diameter, black Bakelite saltwater boat fishing reel with button-operated on/off caliper click check, adjustable brake, nickel plated brass fittings, unusual stained wooden handle knobs, ambidextrous design (line currently wound on for LHW). Rare size in excellent condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 25.00 (Item reference CRL105)
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S Allcock & Co Ltd.  5'' Nottingham Starback Centrepin (made in England, circa 1915)

5" Nottingham starback with maker's details stamped on stirrup, mahogany back reinforced with recessed brass ring, strong on/off copper caliper click check, lovely walnut drum with 3-screw Slater latch, twin bulbous black handles running freely on brass eye plates. Ambidextrous. A true centrepin that spins well with a smooth action and no wobble. Not cleaned, polished, re-varnished or mucked about with in any way! Very good condition, collectable & useable...

GBP 50.00 (Item reference WRL129)
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Price reduced!
S Allcock & Co Ltd. No.3 Improved EASICAST Spinning Reel 33/4" Model No.C805 (made in Redditch circa 1955)

33/4" diameter aluminium alloy centrepin spinning reel with patent adjustable automatic casting brake, optional ratchet check, instant release drum, Young's "teardrop" tension adjuster switch and on/off click check to rear with typical Young's dimpled handles, drag regulator and 2-screw Bakelite release cap with end-float adjuster on front. Some paint loss consistent with fair use but mechanically perfect. Right-hand-wind only. In very good useable condition and collectable, complete with original box & instruction leaflet...

GBP 55.00 reduced to 45.00 (Item reference CRL271) 
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Albert Smith & Co Ltd.  4" PERFECTION FLICK-EM (made in Redditch, England, circa 1930s)

Rare Perfection Flick-Em made for Albert Smith & Co., identical to (but rarer than) the Allcock's version (both reels were actually made by J W Young & Sons Ltd.)... Full cage with rim-control drum (rim of drum overlaps the cage to enable "batting" and precise line control) with Young's patent micro-adjustable drag, quick drum release latch, lightly crazed xylonite handles and 6 nickel silver stabilising spokes to rear. Button-operated on/off click check. The foot and other fittings are solid brass. Runs smoothly and silently with a slight wobble but no excess wear. A very practical trotting reel, fully serviced and ready to use...

GBP 95.00 (Item reference CRL395)
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W Bartleet & Sons Ltd.  4'' Nottingham Starback (made in Redditch, circa 1920s)

4" unnamed Nottingham starback with MADE IN ENGLAND stamped on star, mahogany back with typical Bartleet's on/off steel caliper click check, one-piece walnut drum with brass wing nut, twin black xylonite bulbous handles running freely on brass eye plates. Excellent condition. Collectable & useable...

GBP 42.00 (Item reference WRL112)
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W H Dingley PREMIER aka CLIMAX  33/4'' Casting Reel (made in Alnwick, England circa 1912)

33/4'' diameter unnamed Silex No1 type centrepin casting reel designed by W H ''Walter'' Dingley while at Hardy's and made by him at the premises of J J S Walker in Alnwick after leaving Hardy's employ. Marketed by Westley Richards (Birmingham) as the ''Premier'', W Haynes & Son of Cork as the ''Climax'' and others as the "Favourite" or ''Champion''. No name or other identification on the reel except for the letter ''D'' stamped on inside of backplate.
Features include caged pillar drum, jewelled bearing, ivorine handles running in brass winding cups, quick release latch, rim-lever operated brake with knurled adjusting screw, ''half-coin'' operated optional click check, smooth brass foot (slightly bent and shortened to 31/4'').
The reel functions perfectly with no damage or significant wear. Excellent working order and highly collectable...

GBP 325.00 (Item reference CRL355)
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Grice & Young  AVON ROYAL  (made in Christchurch, Hants, circa 1950s)

35/8" aluminium centrepin with quick release ventilated aluminium drum, 3-screw drum latch witth end float adjustment, on/off lever-operated click check, chromed line guard fitted for right hand wind (but could be used LHW if lineguard ignored). A very good runner in near-mint condition! Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 60.00 (Item reference CRL372)  
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Grice & Young  CENTURY II  (made in England, circa 1980s)

35/8" heavy duty wide-drum centrepin with 11/4"* wide quick release drum, twin dimpled handle knobs, detachable lineguard, button-operated on/off copper caliper click-check. Was originally ambidextrous with an annoying 360 degree flange most of which has been neatly cut away leaving just enough to support the lineguard mounted in the left-hand-wind position, allowing "batting" and full control of the drum... much better! Brown body with black drum (originally gold). An ideal stalking and general purpose reel for barbel, carp & pike. Excellent condition. Loaded with approx 200yds 10lb mono. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 50.00 (Item reference CRL434)  
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Grice & Young  GYPSY D'OR (made in Christchurch, England, circa 1970s)

Classic 43/8" aluminium centrepin with gold Hammerite finish, button operated on/off copper caliper click check, 9/16"* width quick release drum, twin tapered mottled handle knobs and ambidextrous design with detachable line guard (currently set up for LHW). Excellent condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 78.00 (Item reference CRL345)
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  31/2'' THE HARDY-WALLIS (made in England, circa 1930s)

Very rare 31/2" aluminium alloy centrepin with nickel silver rim lever operated click-check, bronzed brass ridged foot, 13/16"* wide one-piece lightweight large arbour polished drum with phosphor bronze bearing, nickel silver "telephone" drum release latch and twin steeply tapered ebonite handle knobs running freely on brass cups. Maker's details and Brit Pat 145004 & USA Pat 369867 Size 31/2" stamped on backplate, Maker's initials J.B.W (Joe Wallace) stamped inside. Runs smoothly and silently with no wobble or excess wear. Right hand wind. Very good condition. Total weight: 63/4oz, drum weight: 23/4oz. Highly useable & collectable...

GBP 320.00 (Item reference CRL438)
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Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd.  3'' THE TRIUMPH (made in England, circa 1930s)

Rare 3" aluminium alloy centrepin with one-piece body with bronze finish, optional button-operated caliper click-check, fixed Bickerdyke lineguard, 11/16"* wide one-piece polished lightweight large arbour drum with phosphor bronze bearing and twin ebonite handle knobs. The slotted brass drum retaining nut has a left-hand thread and can, if needed, be undone at the waterside with a small coin such as farthing or gold sovereign (not supplied). Runs smoothly and silently with no play or wobble. Very good condition with no mechanical wear. Right hand wind. Hardy reel maker Wilf Sinton's initials stamped inside. Total weight: 4oz, drum weight: 2oz - even lighter than my 3'' Ventilated Aerial! Highly useable & collectable...

GBP 175.00 (Item reference CRL436)
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W R Products SPEEDIA (circa 1950s)

Early 4" diameter centrepin with standard width (5/8") ventilated pillar drum, rim lever-operated on/off click check and quick release drum. Ambidextrous design (currently set up for LHW). A smooth, free running & silent trotting reel with minimal mechanical wear but some paint loss (mainly from rims) and a noticeable wobble (hence low price) which in no way affects its performance. Many trotting specialists prefer a Speedia to any other centrepin! Good useable condition, serviced and ready to go...

GBP 42.00 (Item reference CRL421)
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W R Products SPEEDIA MkII (circa 1960)

4" diameter with standard width (5/8") pillar drum, rim lever-operated on/off click check and quick release drum. Young's-style micro-adjustable regulating drag, ambidextrous design (currently set up for left hand wind but can be switched to RHW on request). Minor paint loss but an exceptionally smooth & silent runner with zero mechanical wear. Excellent condition, serviced and ready to use, complete with original box...

GBP 110.00 (Item reference CRL347)
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Recent addition
J W Young & Sons Ltd.  RAPIDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1960s)

4" diameter "full cage" aluminium alloy centrepin trotting reel with black "bobble" finish, quick-release rim-control ventilated drum (the rim overlaps the cage to enable line control and batting), dimpled handle knobs, "teardrop" switch operated on/off click check (converted to left-hand-wind but can be switched back to RHW on request) and micro-adjustable "Regulating Drag". Complete with original (repaired) box. For more details and maker's specifications click here. Some paint loss from rims but an exceptionally smooth, silent runner with no wobble or mechanical wear, serviced and ready to use...
However, there is a hair crack in the drum release cap, hence the low price. Because the crack does not extend to either edge I doubt whether it would ever cause a problem unless excess force is used when attaching the drum. Should the cap ever need replacing, top quality purpose-made caps are readily available from The Mill Tackle Company, Redditch. Alternatively I am offering this reel with a new Mill Tackle cap already fitted (see price options below).  

GBP 58.00 (Item reference CRL190)
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Or with a new replacement cap fitted...

GBP 68.00 (Item reference CRL190NC)
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Recent addition
J W Young & Sons Ltd.  4" TRUDEX (made in Redditch, England, circa 1950s)

4" diameter aluminium alloy centrepin with grey "bobble" finish, quick-release ventilated drum, micro adjustable Regulating Drag, dimpled handle knobs, switch-operated on/off click check and detachable lineguard. Converted to left hand wind (but I will restore it to RHW on request). For more details and makers' specifications click here. Some paint loss but an exceptionally smooth, silent runner with near-zero mechanical wear. Serviced and ready to use...
However, there is a hair crack in the drum release cap, hence the low price. Because the crack does not extend to either edge I doubt whether it would ever cause a problem unless excess force is used when attaching the drum. Should the cap ever need replacing, top quality purpose-made caps are readily available from The Mill Tackle Company, Redditch. Alternatively I am offering this reel with a new Mill Tackle cap already fitted (see price options below).  

GBP 42.00 (Item reference CRL452)
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Or with a new replacement cap fitted...

GBP 52.00 (Item reference CRL452NC)
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Unnamed 31/2" ZEPHYR Centrepin (made in England, circa 1920s)

Early Unnamed (probably Milwards) 31/2" diameter Zephyr pattern wood/alloy combination centrepin trotting reel with aluminium back plate, slim brass foot, mahogany drum with aluminium rear flange, 4-screw aluminium Slater-style drum latch with steel end-float adjustment screw, pretty tapered horn handle knobs mounted on brass eye plates. Spins straight & true with no noise or spindle wear. Excellent condition. Highly useable & collectable. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 75.00 (Item reference CRL117)
Important
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(Sold to HH)



*My measurements for drum width refer to the actual internal width between drum plates and may therefore differ from the manufacturers' advertised specifications which are frequently rounded up or down!

Stated diameters are measured across the drum face, not the backplate.


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