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Allcock Aerials & Aerial-style Centrepins


 

I define "Aerials" as having a free-running drum stabilised with spokes (usually 6 or 12), a centre boss with grub screw enabling end-float adjustment, instant drum release, a micro-adjustable regulating brake (but not always, and never on pre-1905 reels) and an on/off click-check. Some modern Aerial-style reels run on ball bearings, and have a one-piece machined drum instead of the traditional front and rear drum plates (or "flanges") separated by 12 pillars (or "line lays").  

Aerials are the centrepins of choice for many anglers and collectors because they are both elegant and practical. Many Aerials change hands on eBay every week at "bargain" prices but buyer beware! - most have undisclosed faults such as wobbles, cracks, corrosion or excess spindle wear which can be costly to rectify. I describe my reels as accurately as possible and welcome further enquiries. If you buy from me and are not entirely satisfied I pledge to refund the purchase price if returned safely within 10 days. If you feel I have misdescribed the item then I will refund your return postage as well!

I like to offer reels that are both efficient and affordable so I hope you will find an Aerial or Aerial-style reel on this page to suit your needs. Alternatively, I have a good range of other centrepins on my Non-Aerial Style Centrepins page, many of which are considered by some trotting enthusiasts to be equally practical as Aerials, albeit not as pretty! If you have trouble deciding which reel is best for you, please 'phone me to discuss your requirements.

A few words about fakes and refurbished reels... Unfortunately there are a few crooked dealers who knowingly sell fakes (or reels with major components such as back-plates replaced) as authentic and original, particularly Coxons and other rare Aerials... I am not one of those crooks!  

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All Aerials are sent by The Royal Mail's "Special Delivery" trackable "Next Day" service with appropriate insurance.

Unless stated otherwise, and to the best of my knowledge, all reels on this page are authentic, run on traditional plain bearings, are ambidextrous and in good usable condition. They are listed in alphabetical order by maker or brand name...

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



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S Allcock & Co Ltd. 4'' COXON AERIAL  Model No.4108A Type 1 (made in England circa 1920's)

Rare Coxon-Aerial 4" diameter with walnut back, 11/8" wide quick release drum with Ebonite (aka Vulcanite) flanges each with 6 nickel silver spokes, micro-adjustable regulating drag, button-operated copper caliper click-check and lightly crazed Xylonite handle knobs running on brass washers recessed into the drum flange. Set up for left hand wind but could be tweaked for right hand on request. Recently overhauled and with two very neat repairs to inside rim of front flange (which will be almost invisible when line added). Total weight: 87/8 oz, drum weight: 33/4 oz. A smooth, silent runner, collectable & highly usable...

GBP 500.00 (Item reference ARL313)




Price reduced!
S Allcock & Co Ltd. 31/2'' Ventilated AERIAL Model No.7950 Type 3 (made in England circa 1920's)

31/2" diameter aluminium ventilated Aerial with approx 7/8" width drum with button operated copper caliper click-check (currently tweaked for left-hand-wind), micro-adjustable regulating drag, 2 x 6 nickel silver spokes with 8-hole ventilation, lightly crazed Xylonite handle knobs (no cracks or chips), PATENT stamped on front flange. An excellent smooth & silent runner with no damage or mechanical wear and retaining much of its original lead finish. Total weight: 63/8 oz, drum weight: 25/8 oz. Very good condition. Collectable and highly useable...

GBP 650.00 reduced to GBP 620.00 (Item reference ARL321)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.  




Price reduced!
S Allcock & Co Ltd. 3'' Ventilated AERIAL  Model No.7950 Type 6 (made in England circa 1920's)

3" diameter aluminium ventilated Aerial with 7/8" wide drum with 12 nickel silver pillars, button-operated bar spring click-check factory set for right hand wind, micro-adjustable regulating drag, 2 x 6 nickel silver spokes with 8-hole ventilation to front flange, lightly crazed Xylonite handle knobs (no cracks or chips), full length brass foot, circular bordered Allcock Aerial trademark and Reg Design No.689467 stamped on backplate. The very shallow drum enables faster line recovery without the need for backing line. An exceptionally smooth & silent runner with a very slight wobble but zero play. Not polished or mucked about with. Total weight: 6oz, drum weight: 23/4 oz. Very good condition.

GBP 550.00 reduced to GBP 500.00 (Item reference ARL285)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.  




Recent addition
S Allcock & Co Ltd. 3'' Ventilated AERIAL  Model No.7950 Type 6 (made in England circa 1920's)

3" diameter aluminium ventilated Aerial with 7/8" wide drum with 12 nickel silver pillars, BP lineguard & button-operated bar spring click-check set up for left hand wind*, micro-adjustable regulating drag, 2 x 6 nickel silver spokes with 8-hole ventilation to front flange, lightly crazed Xylonite handle knobs (no cracks or chips), full length brass foot, circular bordered Allcock Aerial trademark and Reg Design No.689467 stamped on backplate. The very shallow drum enables faster line recovery without the need for backing line. An exceptionally smooth & silent runner. Total weight: 61/4 oz, drum weight: 21/2 oz. Very good condition.
*Most unusual is the detachable BP lineguard and button-operated click-check being set up for Left Hand Wind 
An exceptionally smooth, quiet & free running reel with no wobble or mechanical wear. Highly useable & collectable. Very good condition.

GBP 690.00 (Item reference ARL286)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.  




S Allcock & Co Ltd. 31/2"' Ventilated AERIAL  Model No.7950 Type 6 (made in England circa 1923)

31/2" diameter aluminium ventilated Aerial with 7/8" wide pillar drum, button-operated bar spring click-check factory set for right hand wind, micro-adjustable regulating drag, 2 x 6 nickel silver spokes with 8 large perforations and very rare additional 10 small perforations to front flange, crazed (but structurally sound), Xylonite handle knobs, circular bordered Allcock Aerial circular bordered trademark and Reg Design No.689467 stamped on backplate. The shallow drum enables faster line recovery without the need for loads of backing line. A smooth runner with a slight wobble and some general wear but runs extremely well and absolutely silently. Not polished or mucked about with. Total weight: 61/4oz, drum weight: 23/4 oz. Loaded with approx 100yds of what appears to be Allcock's "Lincoln" undressed plaited green nylon from the early 1950's which I have tested to just under 10lb - amazing considering its age! Good useable condition. BP lineguard removed (who needs 'em?) hence low price...

GBP 525.00 (Item reference ARL322)  
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.  




S Allcock & Co Ltd. 4'' Ventilated AERIAL  Model No.7950 Type 6 (made in England circa 1920's)

4" diameter aluminium ventilated Aerial with 11/16" wide drum, 12 nickel silver pillars, button-operated bar spring click-check factory set for right hand wind, micro-adjustable regulating drag, 2 x 6 nickel silver spokes with 8-hole ventilation to front flange, lightly crazed Xylonite handle knobs (no cracks or chips), circular bordered Allcock Aerial trademark and Reg Design No689467 stamped on backplate. A very good silent runner, structurally sound and retaining much of its original bronze finish. Initials AHC scratched on backplate, otherwise not mucked about with. Total weight: 9oz, drum weight: 41/8 oz. Very good condition but BP lineguard missing, hence relatively low price...

GBP 550.00 (Item reference ARL320)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.  




S Allcock & Co Ltd. 3'' Ventilated AERIAL  Model No.7950 Type 9 (made in England circa 1920's)

3" diameter aluminium ventilated Aerial with 1" wide drum, button operated ratchet style bar spring click-check (factory set for right hand wind), micro-adjustable regulating drag, 6 nickel silver spokes with 8-hole ventilation, crazed Xylonite handle knobs (no chips), circular bordered Allcock Aerial trademark stamped on backplate. Mechanically perfect with no noise, wobble or play and retaining much of its original "bronzed" finish. Total weight: 6oz, drum weight: 23/4 oz. Very good condition. BP lineguard removed, hence low price...

GBP 490.00 (Item reference ARL293)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.  




S Allcock & Co Ltd. 4" Ventilated AERIAL  Model No.7981 Type 2 (made in England circa 1920's)

4" diameter aluminium Ventilated Aerial with 11/4" wide drum, button operated ratchet style bar spring  click-check (factory set for right hand wind), micro-adjustable regulating drag, 12 nickel silver line lay pillars, 6 nickel silver spokes with 8-hole ventilation, crazed Xylonite handle knobs (no cracks or chips), circular bordered Allcock Aerial trademark & Reg Design No.689467 stamped on backplate, detachable BP lineguard and full length brass foot. Runs smoothly and silently with no wobble or mechanical wear and everything works as it should. Total weight: 103/4 oz, drum weight: 45/8 oz. An ideal reel for carp, barbel or pike fishing. Very good condition, serviced and ready to use...

GBP 550.00 (Item reference ARL288)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.  




S Allcock & Co Ltd.  4'' AERIAL POPULAR  Model No.8902 (made in England circa 1930's)

4" diameter aluminium Aerial with 11/4" wide drum, button operated bar spring click-check (factory set for right hand wind but could be used left hand), 6 nickel silver spokes, micro-adjustable regulating drag, crazed (but not damaged) Xylonite handle knobs. Full length brass foot. Backplate stamped with maker's details, Reg Design No689467 and "THE AERIAL Popular". Listed by Allcock's as being made from lower grade materials than their Ventilated Aerials but that is generally believed to be untrue (the only significant difference being the absence of ventilation holes!). Runs smoothly and silently with a very slight wobble but everything works as it should. Total weight: 93/8 oz, drum weight: 43/4 oz. Good useable condition. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 175.00 reduced to GBP 150.00 (Item reference ARL308)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.




S Allcock & Co Ltd  MATCH AERIAL Model No.C340 (circa 1969)

41/
2" diameter ventilated Aerial with 9/16" narrow drum. This classic centrepin was the last Aerial model to be produced under the Allcock name and was listed from 1965 to 1971 only. Features include switch-operated bar spring click-check, micro-adjustable regulating drag, nickel plated spokes & pillars, 10-hole ventilation to front flange, instant drum release, chromed foot, black enamel paint finish with "bobble" effect on backplate. For more information see page 183 of Allcock's Anglers Guide 1969 which illustrates this all-time classic trotting reel. Converted for left-hand-wind (but could be switched back to RHW on request). Total weight: 91/8 oz, drum weight: 5oz. Very good condition with slight paint loss from rims and rear drum plate (where previous owner has used his index finger between the spokes to recover line). A superb runner with near-zero mechanical wear.. Serviced and ready to use...

GBP 150.00 (Item reference ARL312)
Important: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering. 




J W Young & Sons Ltd  BJ LIGHTWEIGHT Model Y2080L (made in Redditch, England 2005)

41/2" diameter with approx 1" wide drum. Machined from solid bar stock with fully ventilated drum and backplate, stainless steel spindle, ball bearing action, detachable handles (easy to lubricate), rim mounted check lever, drop-forged brass foot and deluxe zippered case. Of course it also has the classic Aerial features including optional micro-adjustable "Regulating Drag", quick release drum fitted with 6 traditional nickel silver spokes and grub screw for end-float adjustment. The click check is factory set for left hand wind but can be reversed in seconds by simply flipping over the check pawl. Weight: 75/8 oz. Engraved with unique serial number. Unused mint condition in maker's lined green zip-up reel case (with tiny black mark, see photo) and pristine black box with gold lettering, Complete with makers' leaflet and certificate of authenticity dated June 2005 and signed by the late Jim Young. 

GBP 240.00 (Item reference ARL216)
Important
: For delivery to non-UK destinations please see international shipping then contact me before ordering.  



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(This page was last updated 7th November 2019).