Russell England worked at the Ipswich Railway Workshop. Between 1950 and 1960, he made 6-7 reels, he made all of the parts out of from stainless steel and the spools were made from cedar.

“These reels were made by me in Ipswich in the 1050s to 1960s they consist of Stainless Steel and Brass bushes and were manufactured by jigs  and metal lathe turning The early ones have 2 handles and the later ones had one handle turned with a profile on a lathe and spools were wood turned to suit the back of the reel which were made of Western Red Cedar most of the fishing done by these reels was at Treed river and at Jumpinpin   fishing for bream”    R England 20/1/2001