Hardy Brass Face Perfect 2 3/4" Early Check Fly Reel

For sale here is very rare brass face Hardy Perfect wide drum fly reel - 2 3/4" diameter with the early (1896) check with all three logos on the winding plate. The patina of this brass face as well as the logo clarity are simply stunning! Cosmetically and functionally the reel is in excellent condition, with no prior repairs apparent and and none needed. Full length original foot. Ivory handle spins freely. The tensioner works perfectly. Four cusps on the spool. The reel weighs 6.8 oz. and the reel foot measures 2.6" in length.