Folding X-frame Farlow Line Winder Or Line Drier.
A collapsible fishing line dryer with brass fittings made by Charles Farlow & Co.Ltd, London. The fruitwood base with a Farlow plaque, ‘C.Farlow & Co.Ltd, 10 Charles Street, St. James’s Square, S.W.1’, the collapsible brass x-frame also stamped with Farlow’s details and the ‘Holdfast’ logo. This useful line winder folds into a convenient size for packing, there are no loose parts to be mislaid and it can be used with all sizes of reels. It is very quick to assemble and each turn of the winder takes approximately 25 inches of line. The metal standard and brass arms are fixed to a wooden paddle with adjustable brass reel fittings, the underside covered in soft baize. To fold for packing, the sprung brass arms are pushed inwards and the X-frame will collapse, then release the standard from the metal housing and the whole mechanism will fold neatly down onto the wooden base.
Size when open:- 12 ½ inches high, 13 ½ inches wide & 4 ½ inches deep.
Linewinders were an important tool in the days of silk line when one had to take the line off the reel for drying it. It still is a very useful tool for today’s angler to transfer the fishing line from one reel onto another.