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Help with a year of manufacture

Post by Buller » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:05 pm

Can anyone please advise the approximate year of manufacture of the 11 foot, 3-piece Sealy Octafloat rod?
Many thanks in advance!
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Re: Help with a year of manufacture

Post by AshbyCut » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:45 pm

Buller wrote:
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:05 pm
Can anyone please advise the approximate year of manufacture of the 11 foot, 3-piece Sealy Octafloat rod?
Many thanks in advance!
Buller
The Edgar Sealey 'Octofloat' is not mentioned in the 1958 company leaflet detailing their rods, but is listed as the 'Octofloat De Luxe" in the "Edgar Sealey Fishing Equipment 1964 Price List" ... 11ft., 3 piece, built cane, 140/- (£7). It's one of 5 bottom rods left in built cane, the other 14 bottom rods listed being hollow glass.

It's still listed in the "Sealey Fishing Manual 1967," but is now one of only 3 built cane rods.

By the "Sealey Fishing Manual 1968" it's still there, but is now the only built cane rod in their bottom angling range.

It still hangs on into the last Edgar Sealey catalogue I have ... the "Sealey Fishing Catalogue 1969" ... still as the only built cane bottom rod.

I'd therefore it's a 'rod of the 1960's,' introduced about 1960 and holding it's own against the change to hollow glass until the end of the decade (as far as I can tell). Hope this helps, Sir.
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Re: Help with a year of manufacture

Post by Buller » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:21 pm

Thank you very much for that information AshbyCut. I've just looked again and the rod decal is indeed Octafloat Deluxe. Thanks again! I'll post about this rod soon
Bull

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