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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by SeanM » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:34 pm

Is it your internet connection dropping out Nobby. Some routers lose connection occasionally and have to reconnect. You might not notice it unless you're loking, but if you're submitting a post it will disappear into the ether never to be seen again. :brickwall:
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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by J.T » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:47 pm

I would suggest writing up posts in word first and the cut and paste to the forum that way if it does bug out again you still have youtelnet text, do this until you find out what the actual issue is. :thumb:
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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by Nobby » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:52 pm

I might try that...but it'll take me a while...I'm more from the age of steam JT

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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by J.T » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:07 pm

Sure you are underselling yourself Nobby!
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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by LuckyLuca » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:56 am

Tonkin wrote:I well remember "the powers that be" designing a label which featured a crown! Hardys took exception to this logo and sued !I had the B*** job of scrapping the offending crown off of hundreds of stock rods ! Oh Happy memories !!
I will try to add a photo later but the "shadow" left by the label on my PD Foravon is remarkably crown like.
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Post by LuckyLuca » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:30 pm

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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by Nobby » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:56 pm

Ah, I think that is indeed an FT Williams transfer, not a Pegley Davies. It certainly has the crown.


Have a look at the rod bag here...way down, Williams highlighted in blue.

http://www.antiquevintagefishingtackle.co.uk/id36.html

A larger image here:

https://talesbytheriverbank.files.wordp ... .jpg?w=300

I could only find rodbags, perhaps not surprising after Tonkin's post!!

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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by LuckyLuca » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:47 pm

I still think it may be a Pegley Davies Nobby.
What remains of the transfer I'm fairly sure shows the blue star. Nothing like the rod bag images. Shame Tonkin isn't around to confirm one way or another.
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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by Harry H » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:51 pm

LuckyLuca wrote:I still think it may be a Pegley Davies Nobby.
What remains of the transfer I'm fairly sure shows the blue star. Nothing like the rod bag images. Shame Tonkin isn't around to confirm one way or another.
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Re: F.T Williams "The Craftsman"

Post by Lea Dweller » Fri May 18, 2018 9:58 pm

Tonkin wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:37 am
You may be interested to know that FT Williams was in fact a integral part of Pegley Davies of Hersham Surrey I ran the finishing dept there for some years !
I have just seen this old thread and wondered if you could shed any light on the F.T.Williams Craftsmen range of rods?

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