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Grubby Snapham

Post by Tony » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:43 pm

Good evening good people. I have acquired a Snapham as shown in the photos. It spins like dream, however I would like to give it a little tlc and smarten up its appearance, without giving it a polished look. I would much appreciate some advice on how this can be achieved if possible. Also it would be nice to put a date against this model.
Thx in advance....
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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Harry H » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:05 pm

It was made by Young's probably 1930s would have been black originally.
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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Nobby » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:50 pm

Yes, they were leaded originally...probably poisoned a few anglers in its time....:-) Modarcom was the telegram name for Modern Arms if you weren't aware. The 4 and a 1/4 model was made up until 1939 apparently.

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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Tony » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:45 pm

Many thanks for replies. The reel measures 3 3/4 inches and it does not have spokes like some of the models I have seen on this site. Would this have any significance?
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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Vole » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:10 pm

I believe I can see the groove, just inside the arbour, where the points of the spokes would have been located, so I'd get a dental mirror and check the hub for spoke-holes.
I have no idea whether they were just centreing aids or structural members, though.
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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Tony » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:25 pm

Yes there are holes for said spokes in the hub on closer inspection. However no sign of the opposing holes or repairs where they may have been.. very odd

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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Tony » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:29 pm

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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Nobby » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:14 am

I fear they have been removed!

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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Tony » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:56 pm

I suspect you could be right, however there are definitely no corresponding holes or remnants of in the hub. Do you think this could be a rogue reel? Any clues what adverse effect this would have ?

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Re: Grubby Snapham

Post by Silfield » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:59 pm

Comimg from someone who would have to confess to knowing nothing about these reels, could it be a possibility that a replacement arbour was needed due to damage so was sourced from a dealer or manufactured by a skilled machinist with the remaining parts being transferred over to the 'new' arbour?

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