This “Sunbeam” is a very rare Hardy reel, similar in style to the “Uniqua”. This reel has an added brass tube along 1/3 of the reel rim to act as a drag and line guard. The tube has been riveted through to the outside of the reel.
Marked: made by Hardy Bros. LTD, Alnwick, England., Size 2 3/4″, The “sunbeam”, Brit. Pat. Nos. 146904 & U.S.A. 369867, Duplicated. Mark II, Fly Reel
Size 2 3/4″