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Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:16 pm 
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First is a 10/0 Fin-Nor Machine Industries narrow (2 3/4") reel from 1945-1947. This one has some different features first off it's grey colored anodized head plate while the rest of the reel is that lite gold anodizing like a lot of the early reels were. Next if you look at the drag arch bracket it looks like anodized aluminum where most of these I believe were chrome plated brass. It's the only one I have like it. The other thing different is no holes for a rod clamp by foot which is also unusual. One thing I find neat with the Fin-Nor Machine Industries reels is when you take them apart every part seems to have a serial number !! And that is right down to harness lugs and other small parts !!








The next is my newest and one of my best finds so far ! It's a first model 15/0 big drum narrow ( 3" ) double handle reel. It's a neat reel and in darn good shape for being around 81 years old. Hope you like'em !! John Taylor










Another thing I just noticed if you blow up last picture of the Fin-Nor logo it looks to have been hand engraved instead of stamped in !!! I could be wrong but looks it to me ? JT


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Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:36 pm 
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Wow those are some real beauties John!!


Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:57 pm 
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Beautiful reels. Thx for the pictures.


Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:29 pm 
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Very nice reels.


Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:42 am 
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Very Nice John! :bow:


Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:19 am 
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Okay check this out those early logos are definitely hand engraved ! Below first picture is from first model big drum from above logo and second picture is a 15/0 ( G model ) double handle from a few years later. Blow them up and they are different for sure and hand done to. Just something I had never noticed before I thought they were all done with a stamp. Any body want to compare your logo ?? John Taylor




Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:56 am 
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Definitely Good Shtuff John! Wish I still had mine!
A Merry Christmas & Better New Year!
Nick in NY


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