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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Hardy Reel Checks.

A question often asked, but not always understood, is what is the difference between the various Hardy reel checks?


Hopefully the photos below will begin to answer the question.
Please note that the displayed checks are the Hardy Perfect version, other models were sometimes slightly different.
All comments and corrections welcomed btw.

Early Check ~ around 1890 t0 1896




 1896 Check ~ 1896 - 1904




1904 (some say 1905) check ~ 1904 - 1911







1912 Check ~ 1911 - 1917





Duplicated Mk1 check ~ 1917 - 1922



Duplicated Mk11 ~ 1922 to 1927 (non-engagable spare)


Duplicated Mk11 ~ 1927 to  . . post WW2


 Compensating Check Mechanism



A variation as used on the LRH etc.

 
Another variation - as used on the Golden Prince among others







And for fun, a few silent options








There are numerous other variations. As time permits, and I get the chance to photograph examples, I will add them here. 

All comments welcomed, and photos of variants too.




4 comments:

  1. Very nice pictures and helpful with add time and period
    thanks - also your blog is an amazing lecture .
    cheers unclehardy

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  2. The duplicated MK1 you have would have been post 1919 as the check in the top picture on this site, lower left reel, is the check patented in 1919. The two distinctions in the patent to this check was the mushroom stanchion holding the pawl and the added brass to keep the spring from slipping from its position on the spring compressor foot.

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  3. TEA. Thank you, your page is excellent.....I have recently been given x2 1905 ( sic) check perfects of 3'' and 3 1/8th diam. and both are marked W. Who was W ? Initial is only marked on winding plate interior just beneath the handle-post site. Both reels very sound and good for grayling, so far !

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  4. TEA. Thank you, your page is excellent.....I have recently been given x2 1905 ( sic) check perfects of 3'' and 3 1/8th diam. and both are marked W. Who was W ? Initial is only marked on winding plate interior just beneath the handle-post site. Both reels very sound and good for grayling, so far !

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