Aluminium Box for Gut Casts

old fly and cast box photo Approximate dimensions:
Circular, 11cm diameter x 1.5cm deep
Hinged flip-top lid with
convex embossed lettering
and Salmon design.
Contains two thick pads of felt for preserving casts
old aluminium box for soaking gut casts Manufacturer:
Unknown origin
Trademark: None
Lesley Crawford has written to say: "The `gut cast box' is a box used for soaking gut overnight in water. Sometimes tea was used to discolour it. If anglers of victorian/edwardian era did not soak their gut cast to keep it moist it broke."

Purchased in sale at Taunton 1998

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