Vintage HORROCKS-IBBOTSON Cork Handle Collapsible Rod! - (eBay item 310009257504 end time Dec-25-07 20:05:37 PST)
Do you like old fishing rods?
This vintage Horrocks-Ibbotson cork handle collapsible fishing rod is marked, "No. 1916 Horrocks-Ibbotson Co., Utica, New York, Made in U.S.A."
The reel has line in it that's tied in a loop through the line guides as if to keep the rod from telescoping out before the next fishing trip. I show the rod expanded as far as it will while still tied.
The telescoping works easily. One end of the reel handle rubs the reel. The cork handles were very dirty and have been gently scraped clean.
Does this vintage cork rod make you smile?
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