Leonard Mills Model 50A Raised Pillar Fly Reel

For sale is a scarce Leonard Mills Model 50A raised pillar fly reel. Similar to the more prevalent Model 50 with a wider spool. Probably made in the 1950s. 3" diameter including pillars and 7/8" wide spool. Aluminum construction with ebonite side plates. German silver screws, pillars, oil cap, and foot. Bronze arbor. Excellent overall condition with normal wear to the sideplates. No cracks exist in the hard rubber. The foot is straight and unaltered. The Leonard Mills stamp is legible on the front plate. The reel winds properly and has a slight right-hand retrieve bias. It will hold a DT5 and backing. The reel weighs 5.2 oz.