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Re: Sabina

Post by Ljm183 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:07 pm

Found on Wiki

" The name Severn is thought to derive from a Celtic original name *sabrinn-â, of uncertain meaning.[5] That name then developed in different languages to become Sabrina to the Romans, Hafren in Welsh, and Severn in English. A folk etymology later developed, deriving the name from a mythical story of a nymph, Sabrina, who drowned in the river.[6] Sabrina is also the goddess of the River Severn in Brythonic mythology. "

And Sabrina " Latin name of the River Severn "

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Re: Sabina

Post by Chris Bettis » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:14 pm

Now that is nice and at a bargain price as well. Will be a smashing rod when renovated. One tip, if you intend using it for beans, make sure it has plenty of coats of varnish!

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Re: Sabina

Post by Harry H » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:11 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote:That does look early and very nice too, it certainly looks pre war. I wonder how far Dawsons go back as rod makers.

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Re: Sabina

Post by Harry H » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:18 pm

Harry H wrote:
Wallys-Cast wrote:That does look early and very nice too, it certainly looks pre war. I wonder how far Dawsons go back as rod makers.

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First appear in the phone book 1950 at 43 Aylesbury road
1951 at 58 Pope road
1957 at 1 Chatlerton road
Last entry 1983
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Re: Sabina

Post by Aquaerial » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:25 pm

The history is interesting but the rods have iconic potential and are every bit as good to use as my Avocets so my advice to any aspiring dangler of cane is grab one when you see it...its probably the best all rounder out there.
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Re: Sabina

Post by Nobby » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:32 am

I met a chap at Romsey Tackle Fair about 5 years ago who was in contact with Peter Dawson and who intended to write a book about the firm. he told me Peter was an ex-Marco apprentice who had set-up right by his old bosses in Bromley and that he still lived at 1 Chatterton Road even today.
I wasn't aware of any other premises used by them, but they weren't great advertisement purchasers and old magazines, my usual source of this sort of information, rarely mention Dawsons.

Presumably 1 Chatterton Road is or was, both a business premises and a residential one?

Google earth Streetview is broken again today, but it appears the premises are a Turkish restaurant these days....


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Re: Sabina

Post by Harry H » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:10 am

Nobby wrote:I met a chap at Romsey Tackle Fair about 5 years ago who was in contact with Peter Dawson and who intended to write a book about the firm. he told me Peter was an ex-Marco apprentice who had set-up right by his old bosses in Bromley and that he still lived at 1 Chatterton Road even today.
I wasn't aware of any other premises used by them, but they weren't great advertisement purchasers and old magazines, my usual source of this sort of information, rarely mention Dawsons.

Presumably 1 Chatterton Road is or was, both a business premises and a residential one?

Google earth Streetview is broken again today, but it appears the premises are a Turkish restaurant these days....


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The listings were all under Dawsons Of Bromley rather than his actual name.
Also found this add for The Sabina in an 1967 edition or Fishing magazine.

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I wonder what was meant by "Yes built cane" was it they had been made in whole cane before that or just unusual for a Roach rod to be made this way?
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Re: Sabina

Post by Aquaerial » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:48 pm

A bit like the FT Roach rod.. has great potential!! I have had 7lb+ bream on mine, single figure but pushing it carp, tench all sorts...
Well done Harry another stone unturned.
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Re: Sabina

Post by SeanM » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:20 pm

Nobby wrote:I met a chap at Romsey Tackle Fair about 5 years ago who was in contact with Peter Dawson and who intended to write a book about the firm. he told me Peter was an ex-Marco apprentice who had set-up right by his old bosses in Bromley and that he still lived at 1 Chatterton Road even today.
I wasn't aware of any other premises used by them, but they weren't great advertisement purchasers and old magazines, my usual source of this sort of information, rarely mention Dawsons.

Presumably 1 Chatterton Road is or was, both a business premises and a residential one?

Google earth Streetview is broken again today, but it appears the premises are a Turkish restaurant these days....


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And the fittings on Reeling's rod look identical to a rather battered sample of a Marco Arun that I have in my bits stack.
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