The Ideal Creel from Smith & Focht, an aluminum creel with a leather strap.The creel has two compartments with lids and a drawer. All buttons and closures are in working condition and the strap is weathered. Aluminum creels weren’t a success in part because they grew warm in the sun and spoiled the fish. This style and make of creel is featured on page 180 in the book, The Art of the Creel.
Label on lid: The Ideal Creel U.S. Patent No. 2,098,63(unreadable)
Measures 12″ x 9″ x 7″