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Antique MOULINET DECANTILLE 4" French Reel

$319.95

Offered for sale is the Rare MOULINET FRANCOIS "DECANTILLE" Reel made in France. The reel is engraved on the rear as follows: "MOULINET FRANCOIS 'DECANTILLE' BREVETE S.G.D.G L.P.S. Type B 5010". This is a very rare antique Silex style reel, with a smooth brass full foot with 4 screws, twin crank handles (1 ivorine and 1 wood?), a perforated spool, a brass rim tensioner, right hand wind, the reel being 4" wide, the spool being 1" wide and 1/2" deep, with an ivorine casting trigger, with a tension adjustment knob on the rim of the cage, a left handed threaded slotted drum retaining nut, retaining almost all of it's gray gun metal leaded finish.

A bit of Google research revealed a bit of history about this reel. We learned that BREVETTA in short means PATENT, and the initials S.G.D.G. stands for a disclaimer by the French government. BREVETA S.G.D.G. stands for: "Patented without the Guarantee of the government; was in France a "legal notice loosening the State (FRANCE) of the responsibility of the effective smooth running of this patented devise".

Reportedly, HARDY BROS, Ltd. took over this design on the manufacture of the Moulinet reel and later produced the Hardy Decantelle reel.

This lovely old French Reel has the original patina well preserved and cared for.

PRICE: $319.95 No returns on this item./P>

SHIPPING is $12.65 We ship worldwide

We exclusively use the USPS (insurance available-recommended) on this item.

Payment may be made by check (must clear) bank draft, postal money order, prepayment arrangements, good old $USD green currency, or other means.

Please email seller at CAPTAINMADISON@ATT.NET for purchase, payment, shipping arrangements, questions, requests for more information or photos.

International purchasers should appreciate that the Customs Dept. of purchaser's country may impose duties, taxes or other charges upon your purchase when it enters your country, which expenses are not part of the purchase price and are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 01 October, 2013.

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