Friedrich F. vom Hofe Fishing Reels

F. vom Hofe & Son Fishing Reels

F. vom Hofe & Son - New York, NY

F vom Hofe reels were made by him and his son Julius. They sold fishing reels in New York City on Fulton Street when the business was founded in 1857. The first "F. vom Hofe & Son, Maker" reels were marked on the head plate and did not have a gear bridge to support the main gear post. They also used small nuts to fasten the cross-bar pillars to the back of the head plate. Later ones contain the gear bridge patented by his son Julius on Nov. 26, 1867. The bridge provided stability to the gear post. These reels also had the cross-bar pillars threaded and screwed into the back of the head plate. The reels have been found in solid nickel silver (German silver) and in brass. The scarcer versions are made of hard rubber like the one pictured below. All of his reels are considered highly collectable. The business name was changed to "Julius vom Hofe" in 1882.




F vom HOFE Reel Circa 1860 1 F vom HOFE Reel Circa 1860 2 F vom HOFE Reel Circa 1860 3 F vom HOFE Reel Circa 1860 4

The F. vom HOFE German Silver Reel, Engraved 1868


F vom HOFE Reels with Rim Drag 1 F vom HOFE Reels with Rim Drag 2 F vom HOFE Reels with Rim Drag 3 F vom HOFE Reels with Rim Drag 4 F vom HOFE Reels with Rim Drag 5

F. vom HOFE German Silver Reels with Rim Drag


F vom HOFE Reel Circa 1860 1 F vom HOFE Reel Circa 1860 2 F vom HOFE Reel Circa 1860 3 F vom HOFE Reel Circa 1860 4

The F. vom HOFE German Silver Reel


F vom HOFE Reel with 1867 Patent Date on Gear Bridge 1 F vom HOFE Reel with 1867 Patent Date on Gear Bridge 2 F vom HOFE Reel with 1867 Patent Date on Gear Bridge 3 F vom HOFE Reel with 1867 Patent Date on Gear Bridge 4 F vom HOFE Reel with 1867 Patent Date on Gear Bridge 5

F. vom HOFE Reel with 1867 Patent Date on Gear Bridge


Unmarked F vom Hofe Reel 1 Unmarked F vom Hofe Reel  2 Unmarked F vom Hofe Reel  3

Unmarked F. vom HOFE German Silver Reel


Unmarked F vom Hofe Hard Rubber Reel 1 Unmarked F vom Hofe Hard Rubber Reel 2 Unmarked F vom Hofe Hard Rubber Reel 3 Unmarked F vom Hofe Hard Rubber Reel 4

Unmarked F. vom HOFE Hard Rubber Reel


F vom HOFE 100 Yard Size Brass Reel Circa 1860 1 F vom HOFE 100 Yard Size Brass Reel Circa 1860 2 F vom HOFE 100 Yard Size Brass Reel Circa 1860 3 F vom HOFE 100 Yard Size Brass Reel Circa 1860 4

The F. vom HOFE 100 Yard Size Brass Reel, New York, Circa 1860


F vom HOFE Brass Reel Circa 1860 1 F vom HOFE Brass Reel Circa 1860 2 F vom HOFE Brass Reel Circa 1860 3

The F. vom HOFE Brass Size 2 Reel, New York, Circa 1860


JULIUS Vom HOFE November 26 1867 Patent 1 JULIUS Vom HOFE November 26 1867 Patent 2

The JULIUS Vom HOFE November 26, 1867 Patent



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