Alvey Gem Pivot

Ads for Alvey Gem Pivot’s appeared in the early 1930’s. They were available in all spool variations such as timber, bakelite and drag mechanism. In Alvey’s 1938 catalogue, it states:

On the “GEM” Reel the line guide is hinged on the base and forms a spring latch which prevents the reel from turning until the line guide is lifted.

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