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The Felton Crosswind

Postby Gary Bills » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:06 pm

Does anyone use a Felton Crosswind? I bought one on ebay about six months ago, purely out of curiousity, and I expected something archaic and horrendous...However, the gearing seemed strong and the oscillating business at the spool and flyer end, for better line lay, was not too outlandish. The bail arm seemed strong, and was not grooved. Still, I could not bring myself to actually use the reel, and I sold it on. A pity, perhaps, because it was Walker's reel of choice before the Mitchell and Ingham stuck with his for years. My overall impression was of a strong, well-made but eccentric piece of kit.

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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby Snape » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:09 pm

I was just about the put up the same post!
I had one about 8 years ago and used it quite a bit. It is a reasonably good reel which is just a bit quirky. Like you I sold it on ebay after a year or so.
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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby St.John » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:22 pm

I want one!
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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby The Sweetcorn Kid » Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:18 pm

Maurice Ingham's Felton Crosswind, courtesy of Mike Wilson......

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You can see this reel being used by maurice in this picture that Snape posted in another thread.....

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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby The Sweetcorn Kid » Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:02 pm

One on Ebay, very strange looking reel but an iportant part of history.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1937-ALLCOCKS ... 3a6bd350e5
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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby Mark » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:12 pm

The Sweetcorn Kid wrote:One on Ebay, very strange looking reel but an iportant part of history.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1937-ALLCOCKS ... 3a6bd350e5

It sure is SK, they were manuafctured by Allcocks from 1935 to 1964. So this one is one of the very early models.
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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby Snape » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:42 pm

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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby The Sweetcorn Kid » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:59 am

This one looks to have the body of an Ambidex....very odd........

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scarce-vintag ... 2a17e611bf
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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby Nobby » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:08 am

There are several versions of the Crosswind, I guess those were made by Youngs, then?

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Re: The Felton Crosswind

Postby GloucesterOldSpot » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:16 pm

Nobby wrote:There are several versions of the Crosswind, I guess those were made by Youngs, then?


Youngs made most, if not all of the later Allcocks reels. The post-war FC is clearly built around an Ambidex body.


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