1938 Jack Johnson Hardy Altex no.1 mk.IV. / Next project!

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Crucian
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Re: 1938 Jack Johnson Hardy Altex no.1 mk.IV. / Next project!

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Coming along nicely.
I notice the subtle differences in similar sized screws, and can well imagine the difficulty this could cause when assembling the reel. I would think the screws were made ‘in house’ and fettled by hand to suit. That, for me, adds to the pleasure of owning and using these lovely reels.
I meant to reply to your earlier post regarding the variety of anti reverse on the Altex, I believe there were three variations: 1) no anti reverse, 2) fixed anti reverse, 3) selectable anti reverse( sliding switch on top of body housing)
The clutches (if correctly assembled) are very good indeed.
The Bakelite spools are quite fragile, and can explode under pressure from stretchy nylon monofilament line. Replacement spools are quite straightforward to turn from aluminium bar stock, and look nice.
Nice reels, enjoy :Hat:

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Re: 1938 Jack Johnson Hardy Altex no.1 mk.IV. / Next project!

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Thanks for info! Good to know.
Steven Wecker
Ozark hills Lake of the Ozarks Missouri, USA


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