Thos. H. Chubb Henshall-Van Antwerp Reel
Thos. H. Chubb Henshall-Van Antwerp Reel, Post Mills, VT
Thos. H. Chubb was established in 1869 and sold a wide range of quality rods
and reels. He made what is perhaps the most interesting bait casting reel ever
made. The flowing lines and protruding drag thumb lever and click lever make
this reel highly sought by collectors today. The German sliver Henshall-Van
Antwerp reel was made for only a few years and incorporates his September 27,
1887 patent. The late model Henshall Van Antwerp reels were made by Julius vom
Hofe. The reel is named after two of Chubb's friends and associates. Dr. J.A.
Henshall, author of "The Book of the Black Bass," wrote about the merits of
using tackle made by Thos. Chubb. Chubb credited Dr. Wm. Van Antwerp, of Mt.
Sterling, Kentucky with co-designing the reel.
The HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel, circa 1887
The HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel, circa 1890
The First Model HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel, circa 1885
Thomas H. Chubb First Model Ad, 1885
Thomas H. Chubb Catalog, 1890
Thomas H. Chubb Catalog, 1895
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