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Object Name Tackle, Fishing
Catalog Number 1986.81.7
Date c. 1900
Material(s) Feather/Steel
Dimensions H-8.75 Dia-0.375 inches
Description This is an adjustable bobbin used for fishing. It has two wooden ends attached to a quill or reed body. One end has a wire loop and the other has a wire wrap that spirals around the tip.
Notes William D. VanAntwerp was a Mt. Sterling dentist who became good friends with Dr. J.A. Henshall, author of Book of the Black Bass. At Henshall's request, Dr. VanAntwerp designed or modified a baitcasting reel, later marketed by T.H. Chubb & Son as the Henschall VanAntwerp reel.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Fishing
Fishing & hunting gear
Sporting goods
Sports
Sports equipment
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS