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Greetings all,

I am searching for information on a centrepin reel made by or for Charles Playfair (Aberdeen) Fishing Tackle maker. I tried all the England and Scotland sites but hit a brickwall.
I have an old centrepin reel (For Salmon?)I bought it secondhand 30 years ago and its has been unused since. I just like admiring it! It's a beauty. It's description is as follows:
Made possibly in the 1930s although the company was in business until 1955 I was told.
4 1/8th inch Diameter. (3 7/8inch spool)
Width: 2 inches (Excluding centre nut and handle)
Horn/Ivorine handle.
Double spring adjustable ratchet.
8 Ball bearing runner.
Weight: 12 oz.
I have been told it was made to be similar and compete with the Duplicated "Hardy" perfect MKII.
On the handle face (Opposite the handle) it has the words "PLAYFAIR ABERDEEN" engraved/stamped in capitals into the steel-like metal. This is the only markings it has. There is no serial number inside or out.
I know the name Playfair was mentioned in an advert description for a 3 inch Hardy reel I think he may have been the designer for that one.
I have photo's should anyone wish to email me and ask for them.
I would like info as to the maker and possibly details of a catalogue entry for this reel. or maybe someone is researching this man and would like the photo's for their research/collection and can help me with the info I hope for.
Many thanks all. Any help would be appreciated.

image/jpeg reel 1.jpg (48.4 KB)
(This post was edited by Dryrod on Feb 8, 2007, 2:48 PM)
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I had problems loading photos on last post but I think this will be ok.
Please forgive an old technophobe!

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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Feb 8, 2007, 2:59 PM)
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CoolHi there Roy and welcome to the BFT. Would suggest that you limit your pictures to 500 pixels wide other wise the image will be too wide for our page. If you would like I can move your post to a more appropriate board dealing with equipment. I don't have an answer to your question without doing a Google search. Perhaps you might find a solution on that site. Good luck.




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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Feb 8, 2007, 9:29 AM)
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Hi Dryrod

I did think I had made the pics smaller 60x60 pixels.
I must have boobed again. I dont mind if they are taken out because I can always send an interest party these pics by email (I can do that!). I intended to do this in the first place and then realised one had loaded. Either way I am happy. It may be easier to delete them. If you can please do or email me as to how i can do this please.

I will master this computer one day.
All the best Cheers m8
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Roy,

If you pm me here or email mail I may be able to help out. As with life no guarantees but I will see what I can do.




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Hi McFly

All the details I have are here. Pics also.
I can email you the description and Pictures I have sent to tackle makers and other parties that I have been advised to contact. If you would like to email me with your email details I will be pleased to forward this to you.
Cheers Roy
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Check your email. You should have one from macfly55@excite.com...

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Hi Roy,
The pictures of your reel was over 11mb and 2300 pixels wide. Since you had two identical pitures in the first post I didn't replace the 2nd one. I resized that picture to 500 pixels which is only uses only 47kb.




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Was that 60 pixels or 60cm?? That may make a difference.Cool


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Hi Dryrod

You are a star! Thank you so much M8
Kb's??? I know more about gnat b's lol but I will learn!
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CoolAh that is 60 pixels.

Just right click onto to one of the reel photos then select properties. That will give you the actual dimensions.





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(This post was edited by Dryrod on Feb 10, 2007, 11:39 AM)
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Cheers McFly55 Boy you are hard to email to! But I did get your email! and tried to email back via BFT. (But I think it hates me!)
I will try the group you suggested and thank you for your much appreciated help. Nice one M8! You too are a star!
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Got the emails and hope they can help you... have a good one..

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Right on Mac! By the way, the site is looking killer. Thank you!



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thank you..just trying to be helpful as so many have been
to me.. Cool


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Beautiful reel Roy. Aberdeen still exists from what I'm told. I think someone pointed you in the right direction. Dry Rod, I'm going to give him a bamboo forum that has guys that bleed bamboo and old reels and should be able to help him. These dudes are afficianados.
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