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Four Brothers Dazie thumb brake (wood)

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I know the reel is worth very little but I'm not sure about the aftermarket thumbrake that's on it

I haven't been able to find anything online.

 

Any value or just an interesting old thing ??

 

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not sure why you think this brake is after market. It is a Four Brothers reel with a Four Bros . brake. They may have been sold separately. Four Brothers was one of a number of Trade names used by the Pflueger Company.- usually a lower priced line. Actually the Four Bros. name was derived from the four Pflueger Brothers who were involved in the running of the the Pflueger company.

 

very little value because of condition - still a nice early display item.

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From the internet

 

ENTERPRIZE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, this company was the manufacturer of the famous Pflueger, Four Brothers, and Portage lines of fishing reels. Akron, Ohio. It is generally accepted that this famous name in fishing reel manufacturing had its beginnings in 1881 when once grocer, then harness maker, E.F. Pflueger formed a company apparently first named Enterprise Works, being so listed in the 1883 Akron Directory. The same year he started his company he purchased the American Fishhook Company and subsequently claimed its date of origin, 1864, as that of his own company. He incorporated his business in 1886 as the Enterprise Manufacturing Company.

With the exception of a simple wooden device that doubled as a line dryer Mr. Pflueger had patented in 1896, Enterprise did not manufacture reels until at least 1900. The earliest reference to reels offered by them is 1902. Most of those early models bore the Pflueger name which had became trademarked by 1908.

By 1914 reels were offered by Enterprise under three trademarks: Pflueger Bulldog, Four Brothers (named for the four sons of E. F. Pflueger), and Portage, a trademark previously used by one of those brothers, E.A. Pflueger and used by him during a brief period beginning in 1906 when he resigned from Enterprise and formed his own E.A. Pflueger Company.

Enterprise remained a leader in reel manufacturing into the 1960s, offering a great variety of models over the years, ranging from tiny fly reels to large saltwater models and including some of the most popular casting reels ever made. In 1965 the company name was changed to The Pflueger Corporation. The following year it was purchased by The Shakespeare Company. Pflueger reels are still manufactured by the Pflueger

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not sure why you think this brake is after market. It is a Four Brothers reel with a Four Bros . brake. They may have been sold separately.

 

That was the only bit of information I was able to find, it was an aftermarket part.

That would explain why it has it's own engraved label.

If it was part of the reel why would you spend the extra money to do that and give it a it's own name ?

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Although it was sold new on some Pflueger and Four Brothers reels like the Everlaster and Ecslipse surfcasting reels, the Daisy Thumb Brake was also shown for sale as an add-on in Pflueger catalogs. You could find it right next to the Pflueger leather thumb brakes that you also find on reels from that time.

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