Hardy Brass Face Perfect 2 1/2" 1896 Check

For sale here is very rare brass face Hardy Perfect wide drum fly reel - 2 1/2" diameter with the early 1896 check. Full length original foot. Ivory handle spins freely. Stamped "1" throughout. As seen clearly in the photos, the reel has been repaired inside -- a new spring was remounted, as many of the springs on these early check reels were very fragile and broke. The repairs are very functional and the reel works great -- nice, tight reel.