A fine example of an early Hardy Brothers Silex spinning reel dating from the late 1890's to the early 1900's.
Characteristics of this reel are the rim mounted tension adjuster, casting trigger and optional on / off check button. Twin alloy handle with twin ivorine handles and smooth brass foot.
Also appearing in this photo are rare Hardy Brother baits with the Maori "Inanga" Devon and the "Amber" Devon.
A gathering of rare items.