William Stenhouse Henderson Jnr, a trained engineer submitted a patent application for a reel on the 22nd of August 1947. He assembled these reels at his Roseville home. The components were manufactured under contract possibly by R.R Taylor & Co. of Kent Street Sydney which was one street away from Henderson’s business address of 95 York Street Sydney. Henderson later claimed that the Taylor design has been based on his reel as the Taylor reel wasn’t marketed until 1951.