Vom Hofe, Edward - Early Model 423 5/0 Fly Reel

For sale here is a 5/0 EVH 423 salmon fly reel in good overall condition. Made in the early 1900s. This reel carries the 1883 patent "Edw. Vom Hofe - NY" marked oil cap, and has a strong click and fully functional adjustable drag with worn red indicator dots (on the winding plate). Comes with an excellent condition, original Vom Hofe reel case. There are minor cracks in the hard rubber on both plates, both between the screws by the reel foot. Photos should show this clearly.