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Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:48 pm 
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I have 2, a reel named Minnesota and I just acquired a neat one named Kentucky (both made by Montague). I'm not talking about a Catalina or a Neptune. And I'm not talking about a Kentucky reel made by a Kentucky reelmaker. I'm talking states! Here's mine. What do you have?







- Richard

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Here's a photo of that Kentucky reel, uncleaned. Missing one screw in the front, but a really nice little reel.



Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:50 pm 
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Nice score, Richard... several of us were tracking that one... glad it stayed in the fam!


Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:52 pm 
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Wyoming! Likely a Shakespeare-made reel.




Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:00 am 
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Very cool, Bill and Bill! California and Wyoming heard from. So that's California, Kentucky, Minnesota and Wyoming. Only 46 state name reels to go!


Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:00 pm 
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Montague made the following in freshwater: Kentucky #1 & #3 - Maine - Michigan (2 styles) - Minnesota (2 styles) - The Minnesota - Wisconsin - Wyoming. Shakespeare made the following: Michigan (2 styles) and the Wyoming in freshwater reels.
Now if you get into city names -----


Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:08 pm 
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If you have any of those, show us some photos, Don. Once we get all the states and US territories covered (Guam? Just kidding) we'll hit the city-named reels.


Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:18 pm 
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Richard,

Sorry to be tardy, just saw your question. There are 271 US Trademarks for fishing reels in the USTRADES database (1870-1960) and only one has a state name, although there are actually two TMs.

Alan

P.S. There are 12 TMs for reels with the names of cities, so let me know when you want to start!!





Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:25 am 
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Montague made:
Wisconsin
80 yd., nickel plated brass, one control button on the front plate and one on the back plate, 2 oil caps, pillared foot 2 jeweled oil caps
Wyoming
60 yd., nickel plated brass, 2 jeweled oil caps, click & drag on back plate, pillared foot


Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:42 am 
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If you visit ORCA's Bronson website, you'll see that Bronson produced at least four different State reels from it's "United States" series. The Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania models.
Mark


Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:23 pm 
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Yes, yes, all well and good. I know I can FIND state names for reels. But I want to SEE those reels, just to enjoy the unusual variety of reels out there. And this was a way, I hoped, to goose some of youse guys to post photos of your reels.
:shock: :bow:


Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:45 am 
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"Hawaiian" as in Hawaiian Swordfish Reel is as close as it gets



Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:23 am 
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Nice Brian! I'm glad to see you have the reel. I've been wondering for years how to get you my reel! I had just too much into it. Tight Lines Nick in NYl


Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:29 pm 
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Hi Nick. Thanks! But this is not the same reel you had as I got from a guy in San Francisco several years ago.


Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:20 pm 
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Beautiful piece there Brian!


Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:50 pm 
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Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:16 pm 
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That is really a great looking reel, Brian! I'll count that one in the state-name mix!


Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:45 pm 
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Nikon not working well and I'm working less well! Years ago I shared pictures with Robert Ellis of US Illinois, US Indiana and US Ohio. Maybe tomorrow in the sunlight I can try again. Ohio wouldn't show up at all.


Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:58 am 
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Tried again this am. If I had a dollar for every time I sent Robt. Ellis pictures and he came back and said could you do that again and try for a better picture, I'd be rich! Still not great but maybe readable? You can see flakes of Indiana snow!


Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:16 pm 
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Here is a 2013 topic on this subject, different pictures, don't see anything missing.
http://reeltalk.orcaonline.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14319


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