Bradford & Anthony reels were made for them by other companies. They were a large fishing tackle dealer in Boston, MA. The business did make rods and flies. Bradford & Anthony was one of the largest tackle houses in the New England states area. The original company was M.L. Bradford and it started in 1845. Bradford & Anthony reels were sold starting in 1867 through 1883. They sold the business to Dame, Stoddard & Kendall in 1883.
Small German Silver Fly Reel
BRADFORD & ANTHONY 1871 Ad
BRADFORD & ANTHONY 1874 Ad
BRADFORD & ANTHONY 1882 Ad
Dame, Stoddard & Kendall 1883 Ad
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