Sports equipment, games and pastimes
Cotton, wood, string, metal and varnishOrder this image
Dunham Massey, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
Fishing rod in cotton bag. Long khaki brown, heavy cotton bag containing two fishing rods. The bag is stitched lengthways into three narrow and one wider compartments. The bottom of the bag has a loop of cotton tape in the same colour stitched to it. There is a flap at the top with a piece of the same cotton tape stitched to it, creating two cotton ties. The flap also features a curious side pocket. There are two long, thin, flexible fishing rods with metal hoops (presumably line stays) along their length fastened by coloured string and varnished over: (b.1) the longer rod of the two with brown string; (b.2) the shorter of the two with green string.
Stamford collection; devised to the National Trust by Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford (1896-1976).