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TITLE
Pamphlet for 'The Grant Vibration Rod' (side 1)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_010_001
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6948
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
Pamphlet for 'The Grant Vibration Rod' (side 1)

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).

In the early 1900s, Grant sold the patent rights to his 'Vibration Rods' to Charles Playfair & Co., fishing tackle makers in Aberdeen. This pamphlet (side 1) lists prices for the rods. The Inverness agent at this time was John McPherson, Church Street

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Pamphlet for 'The Grant Vibration Rod' (side 1)

fiddlers; fiddles; fishing rods

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Alexander Grant - Grant Vibration Rod papers

Alexander Grant (1856 - 1942) was a native of Battangorm, Carrbridge, which gave rise to his familiar name - 'Battan'. As a boy he was exposed to what were to become his two great passions - fiddling and fishing. He went on to excel in both areas; as an angler by inventing his own unique fishing rod known as the 'Grant Vibration Rod', and as a fiddler by leading the Highland Strathspey and Reel Society for almost forty years and by becoming an expert in fiddle making techniques. He also invented a unique disc-shaped violin known as a 'Rondello'. An example of Grant's fishing rod, fiddle and Rondello can be seen at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (IMAG).<br /> <br /> In the early 1900s, Grant sold the patent rights to his 'Vibration Rods' to Charles Playfair & Co., fishing tackle makers in Aberdeen. This pamphlet (side 1) lists prices for the rods. The Inverness agent at this time was John McPherson, Church Street