Allcocks of Redditch pulled of a master strock by taking on and developing the Henry Coxon inspired Aerial. Henry Coxon was a well known angler in the 19th century and was credited with the invention of the 'Aerial' reel. It was brilliant for the time, being lighter than the Nottingham reels and constructed on a bicycle wheel design. Henry Coxon used spokes to attach the hub of the reel to the flanges.He built the earliest reels in his workshop but when he couldn't keep up with demand.Coxon took his reel to Tackle Makers Allcocks of Redditch who took on production of the "coxon Aerial" in 1896. The reel was known as a Aerial because (air drying reel) The Caged construction speeded up the drying of the Braided horse hair & silk line's when retrieved from the water.The Reel was Later evolved into the allcocks Aerial Loosing the coxon name tag .
The reels come in verious sizes from 2.75" to 4" It hasa regulator brake and an on/off check / ratchet . The reel is made fromwalnutor mahogany and has brass starback and foot. The drum flanges are madefrom ebonite a kind of hard brittle plastic simular to bakerlite whichcontributed tiothe lightness of the spool .Which aided casting performance .The reelran on phosphor bronze bushings . They can come fitted with aBickerdyke lineguard