Steven of Berwick (upon Tweed) brass reel c 1870

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Many of the tackle shops at the turn of the century used the term “Maker” loosely. It’s common knowledge that the big tackle makers including Heatons and Smith and Wall, Mallochs etc. manufactured trade reels. Initially blank, the shops or retailers could have their names stamped onto the reels, (or any tackle) so they appeared [...]
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