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rods to restore.

Post by Thyratron » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:46 am

Hi, as intimated in my introduction I have a couple of cane rods to restore.

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The Priory rod doesn't look as though it's been tampered with except for the excess of varnish that has been applied through the years.
The rings are all shot and will need replacing,

The Harry Wright rod is an oddity to me. It is 9'0" long and has a hollow glass fibre top section. It is in good repair, just needing a new butt ring and a clean.
Is anyone familiar with this maker? Harry Wright, Brompton road, Sheffield.

The Priory Has only the one label. No model name. It is 11'0" long and quite heavily built. All split cane.

Any suggestions will be gratefully received
Paul.

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Post by Duebel » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:27 pm

You've got some interesting rods there, Paul!
I can't tell you anything about either of both, but I'm pretty sure, you're going to make a pretty good job refurbishing them.
I'd say our fellow member Northern Nomad is the person to ask about Priory rods.
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Post by Thyratron » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:49 pm

Martin,

I was rather hoping one of our Sheffield members would know something about Harry Wright.
I've seen a Priory rod the same as mine on the forum but I can't remember where.
I'll have another look.

best regards,
Paul.

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Post by Ljm183 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:53 pm

Found on a Sheffield Forum

" Back in the Fifties and Sixties my Dad's uncle, Harry Wright, used to have a fishing tackle shop on the corner of Brompton Road. The address was given as the old "Brompton Billiard Hall".

So it,s a retailers badge.

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Post by Thyratron » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:22 pm

Ljm183, Thanks for that information.

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It is actually a label, whether there is anything under it is difficult to know as the printing has become detached from the clear film.
However the combination of glass and split cane in this configuration seems a little odd.
best regards,
Paul

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Post by Thyratron » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:17 pm

Maybe cane rods with glass top have something to offer over split cane tops.
Dunking them in the water to tighten up to a float, etc. wont have the adverse effect that it has on split cane.
There seem to be quite a few cane rods made with hollow glass tops in the 60's as glass was coming in. I know the Milbro Caledonian has for one.


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Post by Tengisgol » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:17 am

Whilst they’re both nice, the Priory rod should be a corker if carefully stripped back and then refurbished.
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Post by Thyratron » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:54 pm

Tengisgol,
I really want to get around to this but my workload is too hectic at the moment.
Also to do this I need to source a new set of rings as the originals are shot. The current prices for these are daunting to say the least.


cheers,

Paul.

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