Hardy Wanless 6lb

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Hardy Wanless 6lb

Post by Lovatts » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:13 pm

Serial number is B89466
Suggested date please ? Seems out of sequence or something, and has the appearance of a really "hammered" rod from the fifties, compared with E97453' also Wanless 6 lb.
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Re: Hardy Wanless 6lb

Post by Deaf Cat » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:15 pm

I would suggest that B89466 (which is not listed) might be E89466 (1953)
E97453 is also not listed - but would be 1954
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Re: Hardy Wanless 6lb

Post by Harry H » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:34 pm

According to Graham Turner's book E 97453 would be 1955 but as DC has already said B89466 isn't listed.
It does suggest that B was used again in 1969 but I'm no expert. :read:
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Re: Hardy Wanless 6lb

Post by Wallys-Cast » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:51 pm

I have E97453 as 1955 and B89466 as 1917 but as the Wanless is listed as being made from 1933 to 1970 it cant be right.

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Re: Hardy Wanless 6lb

Post by Lovatts » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:33 pm

Wally and Harry. That's exactly what puzzles me.

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Re: Hardy Wanless 6lb

Post by Wallys-Cast » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:50 pm

I wonder if the butt cap has been changed, they are prone to corroding away if left in a damp bag.

A close up photo of the butt cap showing rod number might help a bit more.

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Re: Hardy Wanless 6lb

Post by Lovatts » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:00 pm

I think we can all relax now. under a strong lens the B is actually a VERY poorly cut E, so sorry all.
The other 6lb is E97453 so, as you suggest, 1954 onwards.
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