The Royston

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The Royston

Post by Mötti » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:47 pm

Dear all,

I was able to buy a 11ft rod with whole cane butt "The Royston". Does anyone have information about this rod? I saw there is a city with this name in north direction from Ware. Maybe build for a customer from this city? At the moment I can't send any picture, because the picture I have are not made by my self.

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==> Sorry, I had written The Roylston, but it's The Royston

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Re: The Royston

Post by Beresford » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:03 pm

Royston is a small market town. Chapmans used various local rivers and places to inspire the names for their rods.
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Re: The Royston

Post by Harry H » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:40 am

I have one called The Broxbourne which is another local name but that is by Milwards.
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Re: The Royston

Post by ReelMaker » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:49 am

Dear sir,I live just 5 miles north of Royston, however it's a small market town ,but I think there is another Royston in the north,

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Re: The Royston

Post by Olly » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:41 am

As Beresford has stated most of their rods were named after places & rivers local to Ware where they were manufacturing their rods. After all they were called " R Chapman & Co of Ware Herts"

Rivers:- Beane, Stort, Chess, etc
Places:- Amwell, Royston, Broxbourne, Shelford, etc

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Re: The Royston

Post by Gudgeon Basher » Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:28 pm

Don't forget the small villages of 500 and 550 :whistle:

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Re: The Royston

Post by Ljm183 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:19 pm

Gudgeon Basher wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:28 pm
Don't forget the small villages of 500 and 550 :whistle:
And the one a little further down ..... the 450 ....... :Wink:

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Re: The Royston

Post by Mötti » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:00 pm

Dear all,
thank you for your answers. I found a PDF with the Chapman catalogue from 1961-1962 where "The Royston" is part of. Bye the way, if it's for someone from interest, all rods with names from the small villages (450, 500, 550, 600, 700... did I forget one?) are not part of this catalogue. It looks like the concept of this models with small transport size has been introduced later.
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Re: The Royston

Post by Olly » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:22 pm

It was probably the cost of production!

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Re: The Royston

Post by Mötti » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:00 pm

2nt try, sorry.
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