H.J. Frost & Co bought the Rochester Reel Company in 1908. They trademarked the name “Kelso” and applied it to a lot of the tackle they sold. H.J. Frost & Co didn’t make anything, but sold a wide range of fishing tackle. The Frost business remained in New York and the reel manufacturing was in Rochester, NY.
H.J. FROST & CO Automatic Fly Reel
H.J. FROST & CO “Kelso” Reels Made by Rochester Reel Mfg Plant
H.J. FROST & CO Letterhead Variations Over Time
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