What model is this reel ?

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What model is this reel ?

Post by Rutland Rod » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:10 pm

Chaps, I think I asked this before but what is the model ? thanks DaveImageImage

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Post by Luga00 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:16 pm

It's an Allcocks Record Breaker, I believe.
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Post by ReelMaker » Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:29 pm

Yes, your correct, I've seen one for sale on a vintage tackle site.Reelmaker

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Post by Rutland Rod » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:23 pm

Thanks for that chaps
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Re: What model is this reel ?

Post by Nobby » Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:29 am

Yes one of JW Young's last reels I think. Made in the mid-Sixties for Allcock and still made briefly after both firms were bought out by Shakespeare after letting Leonard Matchan buy into both firms. He sold them out within three years.....

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Post by Paul D » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:21 am

I had one and really couldn't get on with it, that rachet lever is a reel bugger to use.
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Post by Banksy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:35 pm

Yes, Record Breaker, the reel which broke my heart.

I think it was in 1968, I worked on a farm for the entire school holidays, taking all the overtime I could, saving up for "The finest trotting reel ever made" - Billy Lane's description of the Match Aerial in the 1968 Allcocks catalogue.
The price was 124' 3d.

But when I arrived at the shop clutching my hard-earned cash, I found I was 10 bob short.

The shopkeeper would not consider my offer to pay off the 10 shillings in installments, so I opted for the Record Breaker at a mere 62'. convincing myself that it was a very similar reel, and I would have cash to spare.

Bad decision, even for a 16 year old. I was never happy with the reel, although it performed perfectly adequately.

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Post by Ljm183 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:22 pm

Banksy wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:35 pm
Yes, Record Breaker, the reel which broke my heart.

I think it was in 1968, I worked on a farm for the entire school holidays, taking all the overtime I could, saving up for "The finest trotting reel ever made" - Billy Lane's description of the Match Aerial in the 1968 Allcocks catalogue.
The price was 124' 3d.

But when I arrived at the shop clutching my hard-earned cash, I found I was 10 bob short.

The shopkeeper would not consider my offer to pay off the 10 shillings in installments, so I opted for the Record Breaker at a mere 62'. convincing myself that it was a very similar reel, and I would have cash to spare.

Bad decision, even for a 16 year old. I was never happy with the reel, although it performed perfectly adequately.

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Banksy Looks like you went to the wrong shop

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Post by Banksy » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:57 pm

No, my parents would have made my life Hell, if I'd done that!

"Do NOT buy anything with a loan, apart from a house!"

Must admit, as a 16 year old, I would have been very tempted.
But then my Mum would not have been impressed when Big Vern came round to collect his dues.
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Post by Pallenpool » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:58 pm

Ljm183 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Banksy wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:35 pm
Yes, Record Breaker, the reel which broke my heart.

I think it was in 1968, I worked on a farm for the entire school holidays, taking all the overtime I could, saving up for "The finest trotting reel ever made" - Billy Lane's description of the Match Aerial in the 1968 Allcocks catalogue.
The price was 124' 3d.

But when I arrived at the shop clutching my hard-earned cash, I found I was 10 bob short.

The shopkeeper would not consider my offer to pay off the 10 shillings in installments, so I opted for the Record Breaker at a mere 62'. convincing myself that it was a very similar reel, and I would have cash to spare.

Bad decision, even for a 16 year old. I was never happy with the reel, although it performed perfectly adequately.

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Banksy Looks like you went to the wrong shop

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Just picked this thread up and was rather amused by the cartoon - it is very similar to the animated adverts one could see at the pictures before the trailers rolled - one I can recollect was a chap dragging another into a shop uttering the words or a close approximation "err Burt this is the place"

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