Friday 20 December 2013

C. Farlow & Co. of Charles St. St. James & The Strand

For immediate sale to Edwardians-at-Large, a 2 1/4" C. Farlow & Co. Brass and Alloy Trout Reel in its original red velvet lined block leather case.  The reel is engraved in a tight italicised script with the double address of 10 Charles St. St. James and 191 Strand whilst the hand stitched block leather case is stamped with similar.  Farlows acquired the premises at 10 Charles Street in 1907 which suggests this reel was purchased not long after that by its owner who lived at Penham Hall near Colchester, details of whom and which can be found inscribed in indian ink on the inner flap of the case.