After seeing a number of take-up reels misidentified on various auction sites, I thought I would create a pdf for collectors and magic history buffs to help identify who might have made a particular reel.
There are certain characteristics which identify Martin, Hammerton, Owen, Reeseman, and Riser models. I have collected a number of images of the outsides and insides of various take-up reels but would like to add more good sharp pictures to the document.
I have one reel that I can not identify the maker of. I'll post a picture later today to see if any of you know the maker.
This pdf will be along the lines of my card trimmer web page which shows a variety of antique and current card cutters.
If you are interested in contributing any good sharp pictures, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org