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Dingley Glen Fly Reel

I did make a comment about various reel made by Walter Dingley after he left Hardy Brothers and eventually starting his own reel making company.
Someone commented that he had searched google and found no mention of any of the reels that I had listed, the reason? nothing has been posted consequently Google can not pick it up.
So for Willy and Google here is a picture of the Dingley Glen Fly reel retailed by Westley Richards of Birmingham who used the same name that Dingley did.
The scan is from January 1920 and the reel is only in three sizes, later, like the Hardy Unique upon which it was based it would be offered in larger sizes.

Walter Dingley Glen Fly Reel retailed by Westley Richards

Walter Dingley Glen Fly Reel retailed by Westley Richards

March 13, 2009   2 Comments

Westley Richards Rolo Reel made by Walter Dingley

Walter Dingley is generally accepted as the inventor of the Hardy Silex reel. Having moved from David Slater’s factory in Newark sometime during the later half of 1893 he quickly established himself as a master reel maker.

Westley Richards Rolo Reel by Walter Dingley

Westley Richards Rolo Reel by Walter Dingley

 Westley Richards Rolo Reel made by Walter Dingley.

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February 22, 2009   9 Comments