J. Deally Reel
J. Deally, Louisville, KY
James Deally was a locksmith and received a patent for a door key on May 29, 1860.
He made reels later on in his life from
about 1895 until 1902. He had the mechanical ability and realized the market
for high quality reels. His earliest reels were not
marked with the size number. Later, he followed the style of his fellow
Kentucky reel makers and marked a size number on the reels. The reels have
been found with both ivory and buffalo horn handle knobs.
All of his reels are high quality and made of
nickel silver. His reels are considered scarce and desireable by
collectors. The reels have been found in sizes varying from the
typical No. 3 size to the large No. 10 size.
The J. DEALLY Reel No. 3 Size Reel, circa 1895
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