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Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:49 am 
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Anyone ever seen or have this reel? Please notice the large adjusting knob on the tailplate end. Saltwater from the late 1930s. Thanks for the help.



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Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:53 am 
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Colby, any other hints to be dropped here? Probable country of origin?? I see time frame around the thirties. Such a big knob on the rear bearing implies it involved a drag mechanism, not just an adjuster of end play!


Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:31 pm 
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john elder wrote:Such a big knob on the rear bearing implies it involved a drag mechanism, not just an adjuster of end play!
Could be anti-backlash as well, like the "A-Square Fluid Hub" as described in TRN Jan 2004 p10. It might appear from that article that the company was around in the 30's, but I think I see these show up more on Penn surf reels from the 40's.


Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:27 pm 
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John,
Here's a couple more hints. Not really trying to hide anything just hoped someone would recognize the reel in the photo. Sometimes hard to recognize a patent drawing. Has anyone ever seen one of these reels?



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Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:12 pm 
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Neat reel design! Sid, from the looks of the patent drawings [ thanks, Colby,!], the intent was to have drag disk apply pressure from both sides of the spool, presumably controlled by the knob on the back plate... the reverse direction from what occurs with many fin-nor reels and others.

Unfortunately, I don’t recall seeing one!


Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:17 am 
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john elder wrote:Neat reel design! Sid, from the looks of the patent drawings [ thanks, Colby,!], the intent was to have drag disk apply pressure from both sides of the spool, presumably controlled by the knob on the back plate... the reverse direction from what occurs with many fin-nor reels and others.

Unfortunately, I don’t recall seeing one!
Well, yeah, now that we have the patent info that's an easy call. The patent text says that 26, 27 and 28 in the diagrams are "friction disks", so I'm sure you're correct.

Edit: I just realized that those are two pages from two different patents, I only looked at the top one.


Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:47 am 
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Second patent was an improvement of the first. I have not found any examples of the second reel but did find the photo shown above of the first reel. I was hoping to find an actual example for a better photo.

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