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. It first appeared in 1885. 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.
Chubb also made a small fly reel. He received a Design Specification
patent on May 22, 1883 and a patent on July 31, 1883 for his fly reel.
The First Model HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel, circa 1885
The Second Model HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel, circa 1886
The HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel, circa 1887
HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reels - 3nd Model and Julius vom Hofe Model
The HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP 2nd Model Reel, circa 1890
Thomas H. Chubb First Model HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel 1885 Ad
HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel in Thomas H. Chubb 1888 Catalog
Thomas H. Chubb Fly Reel in the 1888 Catalog
HENSHALL-VAN ANTWERP Reel in Thomas H. Chubb 1895 Catalog showing Julius vom Hofe Model
Thomas H. Chubb September 27, 1887 Patent
Thomas H. Chubb Fly 1883 Reel Patents
Thomas H. Chubb 1883 Magazine Ad
To see high quality digitized versions of early Thos. H.
Chubb Catalogs on Google Books website, click on the links below.