Andrews of Arcadia: Writer-meets-Dealer, Lost Historian and Purveyor of Vintage Fishing Tackle for the Soul.
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.