Graeme

Ken Bennet of Bennet Engineering marketed Graeme Reels. Ken was a qualified tool maker and keen angler and was supervisor with Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation before starting his own business in Sydney, 1946. The reel Graeme Senior, an optional star drag was added in 1949, in 1952 the senior became the supreme. The Dolphin was first introduced in 1954 as a heavy duty light Graeme reel. In 1957, he made a Surf-Master look-alike which he branded the ‘Sports Master’ which was Sporting Goods Wholesalers Grimelys whose own house brand was Sports Master, immediately ordered 500. He successfully took out a patent in 1954 for the Graeme Supreme with an anti-backlash dial regulator. Bennet also made a small number of big game fishing reels some with optional level wind. In 1959 he produced a Florida Wonder Cast close-faced Reel. This reel was lighter but otherwise almost identical to the Shakespeare 1775. There wasn’t many produced.

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