Dating Ocean City Inductor surf reel

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Dating Ocean City Inductor surf reel

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Found this for a modest price today at an antique store. Looks like it has all the bells and whistles. I was wondering if anyone could estimate the manufacturing date. There’s a price tag on the bottom of the box for $13.50. It also has 2 small envelopes of reel clamps (still stapled shut) a manual, cloth bag and a slim pink paper strip for instructions to operate the bail but for some reason the pics are too large to be uploaded :|. All is in good condition except for a lubricant stain on the bag.


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Hi Matt —

According to Mike’s great Ocean City book — the magnetic “Inductor” 250 was first introduced in 1949.

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Although the Inductor first appeared in 1949 OC catalogs, it is described in detail (and shown) in Harlan Major's Salt Water Fishing Tackle, 1948 edition.

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I believe the silver emblem places it on the earlier end of the date spectrum
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Thanks for the replies. I’ve been searching the net and couldn’t find any exact images of this piece. Not yet anyhow :wink:
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Matthooper wrote: Fri Oct 20, 2023 8:50 pm Thanks for the replies. I’ve been searching the net and couldn’t find any exact images of this piece. Not yet anyhow :wink:
edit-I feel like a reel :wink: dope. Just found out everything I wanted to know on this site after some searching. Thanks folks and FISH ON!
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