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TITLE
Pamphlet for 'The Grant Vibration Rod' (side 2)
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1796_GRANT_979_65_PATENT_010_002
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
6950
KEYWORDS
fiddlers
fiddles
fishing rods
Pamphlet for 'The Grant Vibration Rod' (side 2)

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).

Grant patented his 'Vibration Rod' in 1894. In the early 1900s he sold the patent rights to Charles Playfair & Co., fishing tackle makers in Aberdeen. This pamphlet (side 2) lists reasons for using the Grant rod together with several short testimonials

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Pamphlet for 'The Grant Vibration Rod' (side 2)

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 /> Grant patented his 'Vibration Rod' in 1894. In the early 1900s he sold the patent rights to Charles Playfair & Co., fishing tackle makers in Aberdeen. This pamphlet (side 2) lists reasons for using the Grant rod together with several short testimonials