|Object Name||Reel, Fishing|
|Dimensions||H-2.25 W-3.5 D-2.625 inches|
|Description||This is a brass baitcasting reel. It has a single crank without a counterbalance. The handle is made of wood. The drag switch is on the rim of the headcap. The headcap is plain and held in place with two screws. The reel is not decorated or engraved. There is no marker's mark.|
From the collection of Mt. Sterling dentist William D. VanAntwerp, who believed it was an early George Snyder reel. Later attributed to a British source by reel expert Frank Stewart.
VanAntwerp 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 Henshall VanAntwerp reel.
|Collection||Howard VanAntwerp Collection|
Snyder, George attr.
Fishing & hunting gear
Mt. Sterling (Ky.)
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|