The photo of the Farlows BWP on the cover of that book inspired my search for one of these very cool reels. It’s now one of my very favorites.John Orelle, author of Fly Reels of the Past was a big Farlows reel fan, especially the smaller Farlow's B.H.P reels. BWP stands for Patented Wedge drag.
The check mechanism looks kind of “Dingleyesh”, there’s no “D” stamp that I can see though.That one looks like it's Dingly made.
Young puts the retaining screw on the same side as the handle. And the way the gear is attached. Not all of his reels were stamped with the capital D.The check mechanism looks kind of “Dingleyesh”, there’s no “D” stamp that I can see though.
I know you like the Young’s reels (as I do as well), but are you seeing anything that indicates it might not be made by them?
I have the Dingley book at home and will see if it can tell us more .
That’s a very cool and an early reel ,regardless of who made it Steve!