Rochester Reel Company Fishing Reels

Rochester Reel Company Fishing Reels

Rochester Reel Company Reels - New York, NY

Harvey Carlton changed his reel company's name from Carlton Mfg. Co. to Rochester Reel Co. in 1908. In 1910, the company was bought by the H.J. Frost & Co., but the company name was unchanged. H.J. Frost & Co.'s address was 90 Chambers St., New York and can be seen stamped on the bottom of the foot of Rochester Reel Co. reels. Rochester reels came in both 4 to 1 and 9 to 1 multipliers. The major difference is they now incorporated Quick-A-Part design features. The Sept. 8, 1910 patent seen on some of the reels was for a click engaged by rotating the rear cover plate. Frost trade mark names "Kelso" and "Sturdi-Bilt" can be seen on some of these reels.



The ROCHESTER REEL CO. QUICK-A-PART, circa 1910


The ROCHESTER REEL CO. KELSO, QUICK-A-PART, circa 1910


The ROCHESTER REEL CO. KELSO, QUICK-A-PART Variation, circa 1910


The ROCHESTER REEL CO. STURDY-BILT, EZY-2-PART, circa 1910


The ROCHESTER REEL CO. 9 MULTIPLE, circa 1910


The ROCHESTER REEL CO., FROST'S KELSO reel, circa 1910


The ROCHESTER REEL CO. IDEAL reel, circa 1910


The ROCHESTER REEL CO. 1908 Ad



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