Vintage Rod -Help

leonardo464

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I have a vintage (cica 30's/20's) Rod .Signed/ Marked as :
Aspindales , Manor Works, Redditch . The Avon no. 892 It needs new line guides , so the question is do I do it before I sell it or sell it as it is? I believe value is in excess of £100 + ? any suggestions ?

Roy the Rod

I ma in Shropshire any ideas where to get the rod redone?
 

Titus

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Are you sure that says Avon and not Aero?
 

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The Aero No. 892 split cane rod was made by James Aspindale of Redditch - never heard of the 'avon' either.

PS PM sent that might be of help.
Jerry
 
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I know it's been some time since the posts above were made, but this is the only other mention I can find on the internet of an Aspindale's "The Avon 892."

I have just acquired one of these rods, clearly hand written with "The Avon. No. 892. Aspindale's, Manor Works, Redditch.

It is a 12 foot, 3 piece, all split cane rod with a 20 inch cork handle.

I thought that it may have been mis-listed.

The female ferrule is missing on the butt section, and shows the possibility that this is not hollow built ... hence the different nomenclature.

I hope to compare the taper with an 'Aero 892, and will let you know the outcome of this comparison.
 

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Well ... it's just dawned on me that, looking at the name and the location of the person who posted the original mesage in this thread ... which I spotted on the internet ... and traced to this forum ... and joined in the hope that I had found another Aspindale's "The Avon 892" ... in actuality it's the same rod which I have bought !!!!! :eek:

Actually ... I'm still laughing !!! I can assure the two members who asked if it was actually an "Aero 892" it REALLY IS an "The Avon 892" ... promise !!!

A friend who has an "Aero 892" has weighed his butt section, and I can confirm that it weighs 0.002 grammes less than mine ... seeming to confirm that my rod, too, is 'hollow-built.'

It has been suggested to me that this may be the first 892 made ... and called The Avon prior to the series being given the name 'Aero.' I suppose we'll never know.
 
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