Vintage 30s Big Game Tuna Reel 2 Kovalovsky Era
Item History and Pricing
|Modified Item: No||Brand: Unbranded|
|Fishing Type: Big Game||UPC: Does not apply|
Estate fresh from an old Boothbay Harbor residence this auction is for a vintage (guessing 30s) big game or tuna reel. This is one of two that I am currently selling and, curiously, neither of them have any manufacturer’s marks whatsoever which makes me wonder if perhaps they were one-offs made locally here on the coast of Maine.
As the auctioneer told it, the reels belonged to a husband and wife duo who fished together their whole lives. He then went on to say th...ey’d fished with Hemingway! Who knows? I just thought they were really cool. I have included a picture of the couple which I was unable to buy but did get a picture of on my phone. I can’t be positive but the reels in the photo may well be the two I’m selling. I’m also selling a rod which could be one of the two in the photo. I am not a fishing equipment expert by any means so please bear with my description, look closely at all the images and feel free to email any questions you may have.
Both reels have been lightly cleaned to remove decades of Maine barn grime. This auction is for the smaller of the two reels, which appears to be either bronze or brass with a chrome plate finish. The reel weighs approximately 11.5 pounds and measurements are: side plate 7” in diameter, width overall 6” and width of the spool about 4.5”. I would say condition’s quite good for a reel that's 90 or so years old. There is a small screw missing on a side plate by the gears which would be easily replaced. Please also see the many images and note the minor dings, scrapes, abrasions as well as some pitting of the chrome finish commensurate with life at sea and along the coast. No makers marks or marks of any kind whatsoever other than an impressed number “3232” on the inside of the arm. Again please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have and be sure to see my other reel and rod auction.
On May-05-19 at 18:38:03 PDT, seller added the following information:
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