|Object Name||Reel, Fishing|
|Dimensions||H-1.625 W-2.875 D-2.5 inches|
|Description||This is a German silver centrifugal geared baitcasting reel. It has a single crank with no counterbalance. The crank has an ivory handle. There is a spring loaded lever that extends from the headcap toward the rear of the reel. There are no maker's marks on the reel.|
|Notes||This reel was owned, and possibly modified, by William D. VanAntwerp of Mount Sterling, Kentucky. VanAntwerp was a dentist who made fishing reels based on suggested improvements made by J.A. Henschall. Henshall, of Cynthiana, Kentucky, was a noted authority on "Kentucky" reels and an author on the subject. Henschall persuaded the Thomas H. Chubb Company to produce and market one of VanAntwerp's designs.|
|Collection||Howard VanAntwerp Collection|
VanAntwerp, Willam D.
Fishing & hunting gear
|Physical Holder||Kentucky Historical Society - KHS|