Andrews of Arcadia: Writer-meets-Dealer, Lost Historian and Purveyor of Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul. (photo by Nick Fallowfield-Cooper)
Friday, 29 July 2011
Found at Spitalfields yesterday on the floor by one stall an ashtray from the counter of Johnson & Clark in Staines-upon-Thames advertising Sylcast. 'The Aristocrat of Fishing Lines' was manufactured during the late mid-century in the suburb known as South-East London by the Modern Arms Company a.k.a Marco. The ashtray is stamped R2S Made in Italy, Tel. 598279 - Milano. During a quiet moment at the market yesterday I called this number from the field telephone but there was no answer.