Alvey reels have been disgust a few times lately. I can't remember if I have posted these pictures before. This sinker was designed to help stop line twist when using side cast reels. A work mate of my uncle a very keen angler designed and made these sinkers about 65 years ago. I don't know if they ever made there way to shops etc. If you look at the bottom of the sinker [the one in the pliers] there is a groove for a match [sinker stopper] that was used by fisho's for many years. I went fishing with dad and my uncle quite a few times [some great memories] When my uncle fished off the beach he used this bloody big long Rangoon cane rod he made. After retrieving his line to about the length of his rod he would lift it high into the air and let the sinker do it's stuff I can remember watching it spin. After all these years I believe this maybe the only one left, I found it in dad's old fishing box. I played around with them a couple of times as a kid but I still got line twist.