luxor fishing reel history

I think it was a 302 ? History of Fishing Reels. One manufacturer offers a $90 reel that has ten ball bearings. I came into possession of some very old reels (some of which are referenced in article) and have been trying to ID and put a date range to them. After that, with a whole month’s paper route money, I bought good stuff. Its going to be a shame when I can’t get parts for the good Z series. They include multiple Mitchells from ultra light, several 300’s and 306 & 302 saltwater reels. After the war spinning reel importation and production in the US increased rapidly, and spinning became one of the most popular techniques used by American fishermen. For gear construction, there is stainless steel, brass (an alloy of copper and zinc), bronze (an alloy of copper and tin), zinc, aluminum, and duraluminum (an alloy of copper and aluminum). Not sure if these were available until the 60’s, but they were incredible spin reels back then. I have quite a few vintage spinning reels that I still use. by bunny6237 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:32 pm, Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited, Absolution style by Premium phpBB Styles You do not need $700+ reel to land quality fish. I do know a whole lot about spinning reels. I bought my first surf reel the day after the world record striper was caught in Atlantic City- 2-Penn 704z reels($40.00 each) and not only still have them but use them every spring and fall. Like I said I still use it, it’s my go to reel for heavy freshwater fishing now that I don’t live near the ocean anymore. LOL, but for the life of me. That reel had lots of use in both fresh and salt water and was trouble free for eleven years. Its role is to wind and stow a line. This feature made it the reel of choice for wetsuit-wearing fishermen, who came on the scene at Montauk in the early 1960s. Have had offers to upgrade to newer models but , why? I still use it today and it works great. Interesting article. Any thought about a period correct reel? My first true surf reel was a Mitchell. I should mention that the 706 had two, one being in the line roller. Vintage Collectable Fishing Reel "Luxor" Condition: Used. Both the Van Staal and the ZeeBaas are essentially waterproof Luxors. See more ideas about vintage fishing reels, fishing reels, vintage fishing. They are a credit The first reel I bought that did not come with a combo but was first viewed under glass and brought home in a box was a late 80tys vintage Abu Garcia Cardinal. Top Luxor Fishing Charters & Tours: See reviews and photos of fishing charters & tours in Luxor, Egypt on Tripadvisor. I would say all of my reels are at least 30-40 years old! With the exceptions of the Penn 704 and 706, which have a worm gear drive, almost all the rest have spiral bevel gearing. Ended: 24 Oct, 2020 15:11:54 AEDST. The U. S. and foreign reels … Big mouth Charlie showed up one day with the first spinning reel we had ever seen. Article is great. 1947. Fishing Reel . Made in Korea. Great article! Jiang Tai Gong was an genius in military tactics and government management. My parents also bought me a 2 piece Actionrod (most of the decaling is gone, I think it was made by South Bend but my memory could be wrong) to go with the reel, I used that for some lighter ocean fishing as well as fresh, I did have to replace the eyes on it about 30 years ago but I still use the rod today. This was always a weak point in many past reels, but in 1991 the then-new Van Staal solved this problem by building into the pinion drive a one-way roller bearing, which was very effective and trouble-free. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:12 am, Post Followed in 1956 by making their first derailleurs. Contained in these pages you will find information to help you identify your reel, assess the condition and age of your reel, and also determine what your reel is worth. 1932. History and Evolution Big Game Fishing’s Golden Years by Ed Pritchard Prior to 1880, it was believed that catching a fish weighing over 100 pounds was an impossible task and, to a large degree, that belief was due to a lack of faith in the fishing tackle that was being manufactured at the time. Skeleton reels are among my favourite reels to look at. The latter is used when the reel maker wants a very slow spool motion for what is called a long cast reel marketed by Shimano, Daiwa, and Penn. He decided to create the “Shimano Iron Works Company” in Sakai City, Japan. Salt water fishing is like golf of fishing. Whether or not the elongated, slowly reciprocating spool results in a longer cast is debatable. Thank you PENN for so many years of good service reels!!!! by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:48 pm, Post But I use exclusively Penn Z 706 circa 1980’s. Used it exactly one week on a family vacation that year. He lived near the Weihe River about 3, 000 years ago. Essentially, all the remaining spinning reels relied on sleeve bearings that, if properly maintained, did a good job. Anybody have any ideas about where I could get parts for it? I guess I wish I was 17. I am 76 and have been fishing with PENN since I was 6 years old first using a PENN 200 Surfmaster(still using it on my party boat trips.) From United States. They are most often (but not always) used in conjunction with a fishing rod. COMPLETE DEPENDABILITY! Are these needed for fishing? Attached is a Centaure French-made spinning reel that is taped to the rod for a warmer grip in cold weather. Your email address will not be published. Model 8950, 3980, something like that. Site customizations by DavidIQ. It is a full-time feature, though several reel companies do allow the anti-reverse to be defeated on some of their models. I also have a 1947 polar cub fan. The Luxor was easy to convert to manual pickup, and because of its simplicity, could be disassembled and lubed in ten minutes. Fishing with fixed spool reels became very popular in England and Europe, but it took Bache Brown and his Luxor Mastereel to bring the method to the American fisherman during the late 1930s and after World War II. Got back through the collected “valuables” to the old reel, which has a bad layer of corrosion and needs lot of TLC, and was amazed to find it works! by snoekjaeger » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:16 pm, Post I have recently sold most of my conventional PENN reels since most of my fishing is in the surf. I have fished many reels for striped bass from $30 to $250 before slowly up grading to VS reels. Thanks Jean-Paul, I am on my way to EBay. Moulinet LUXOR Reels I have a Moulinet LUXOR MER et SAUMON No.3 and a Moulinet LUXOR MER et SAUMON No. Saw it & just knew it needed to be restored. Those were great days and now the toys are more expensive but the joy of fishing still remains in our hearts as we fish through the next month before calling the end to the season. This was the beginning of a whole new era. How about “On The Water” South version?? Make no mistake about it, all-metal (aluminum) reels are the most expensive and the best. A Centaure or a Ru Mer which I lost when I overturned a rowboat, and so on. I plan on fishing with it. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands | affordable prices. Pardon my OCD, but do you have any further details on the rod that Joe Carrie is holding? The holes in the spool are factory. Cheers boys enjoy the salty water and 2nd mortgage Payment for your spinning reel, Any information on the 1973 brandie corporation and the trigmatic spinning reel model S-410A. Collector's Reel (rare) LUXOR- FRANCE. By the 1950s, many more spinning reels came on the scene, primarily freshwater ones from both Europe and America, but some larger ones designed for surfcasting were also coming from Europe. Although only three companies in the U.S., Penn, ZeeBaas, and Accurate, assemble or make reels in America, I should be fair in saying that China, Japan, and other Asian countries do a fine job of turning out quality products. S O K T p 0 6 o n A s 9 o r J e R U d H. Vintage LUXOR Pezon & Michel Spinning Reel Made in France. I also have a very large Heddon saltwater spinning reel of 70’s vintage, it’s made in Japan. Thanks! by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:00 pm, Post All serious carp fishers in Europe use these reels to cast in the 150-200 meter as well as tournament casters who are casting in the 240+,(800 foot), range. Mounted on a 2 pc 9′ Garcia fiberrodglass. Text “Lives of Famous Immortals” from the 4th century has the first mention of a fishing reel. However I do want to let you know that I started an new brand again under the name VISSER. $79.00. My son has nice Penn reels but my 4-year-old grandson could start with this Pfleuger. Are they original? I did find an advertisement for the trigmatic in a 1973 fishing facts magazine that said it was a brand new reel just out. It’s still in great working condition. Winning bid: AU $41.00 [ 2 bids] Postage: May not post to United States - Read item description or contact seller for postage options. They’ve given me years of trouble free service ensured by annual maintenance. 1 Fishing Reel Box Papers Bail Less Reel. I think $32.95 for a Luxor, which I still have. History Of Shimano Fishing Reels: The Beginning. Lastly, there is the question of what the reel body made of. You can read about these in The Transatlantic Connection. Mr. Roastbeef, And I have fished with a lot of friends who love their Van Staals and Zeebaas reels. Now I fish the $500+ In the surf and never feel the need to break the down mid season. Most of those European companies still market reels for European consumption, but they are all made in China. Then graduated to Ru Mer reels until the 80″s. I have it on the 9 foot surf rod I built in 1980 from one of those rod building kits Cabela’s used to sell. From Bulgaria. Luxor - mer spinning reel. I, too, really enjoyed the article which I stumble across while trying to find info about my first spinning reel, a Pfleuger that had a pickup but no bail. by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:34 pm, Post I thought the fisherman in the picture was wearing golf shoes when I saw those spikes. Seigler reels are also made in ‘murica! Penn came out with a surf spinning reel in 1961—the model 700, later refined to the 704 and 706. I can at least work in the Z series, the Shimano has to be sent off to be repaired. by m3040c » Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:24 pm, Post Must have been special boots for the surf fisherman? The reel is marked sauhon-LUXOR-mer , PEZON ET MICHEL , Made in France , LICENCE P. MAUBORG Item location: Canterbury, Australia. I also had a couple of Luxors a while back and couldn't recall seeing those holes in the cup. The story happened in the late years of the Shang dynasty. There are a few very “high-end” reels with up to 14 ball bearings. My first spinning reel in the early 50’s was a Langley with a Harnell rod. I distinctly remember seeing large Daiwa skirted spool reels for sale and in use on Cape Hatteras in the early 70’s. Great reel, fish it! Fishing for History reader Brian O'Connor recently emailed me after coming across an article I had written about Larry Koller.Koller, for those who don't recall, was a legendary outdoor writer who also worked in the advertising industry, and was a top notch photographer. Maintenance was easy, three screws opened her up, put some grease on the gears and closed her up. New In . Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth. More specifically… brand, length, and number of pieces? You can see more info on our facebook.com/visserreels and soon to be launched website. The few remaining original Kentucky reels perform as smooth as they did when they were created more than 100 years ago. I recently had to part with my Penn SS5500 V because I could no longer get parts. I am using a PENN spinner SS5500 & a PENN SS6500 for the majority of my surf fishing. Fixed-spool or spinning reels were first invented and used in Europe in the 1930s. This is from the ORCA site from a member there First the history, (early) LUXOR reels were all designed by Paul Mauborgne. You should include a piece that shows how much the old reels used to cost vs. how much VS reels are and how everyone thinks they need a $700+ reel to land quality fish. It’s a Model 510 Carboly – St. Croix, One Piece Rod or undetermined vintage. Not made in cheena. I am in the process of having a very vintage 10 ft surf rod restored to it’s former glory. To me the difference (for this argument let’s say $550+ vs $250-) Is less maintenance and complete dependability. I caught many bass, bream, warmouth, snook, and far too many gars in south Florida and crappie and even chain pickerel in Lake Okeechobee. Reels from Asia were not on the scene until the 1980s, although Daiwa and Shimano did make a few freshwater reels in 1966 and 1978, respectively. Attention antique / vintage reel collectors. In the early 60s the production site was enlarged and moved to Montichiari, always in the same Brescia’s province. The next year came internal three-speed hubs. Founded in 1881 in Akron, Ohio, E. F. Pflueger’s Enterprise Manufacturing Company was not the first company to manufacture a fishing reel—that honor goes to the Meek Brothers, whose Kentucky reels predate 1840. With a few exceptions, this style now dominates modern spinning reels. I own much newer Daiwa & Shimano reels, but still use all my Mitchells, because quite frankly I haven’t found anything else that fishes appreciably better. The long rods of slender wood left the stage. In more scientific terms, a fishing reel “deploys and retrieves fishing line by using a spool mounted on an axle”. Port Washington NY. I took it down and it was frozen. Vintageclassic Pezon . This site is dedicated to people who are interested in finding out the history and value of their antique fishing reels. Don’t be too impressed by the number of ball bearings on a reel. Don’t forget that there were no waterproof reels … I have been researching reels trying to find the Rookie company in Japan with no luck. The NAME Luxor was owned by Pezon et Michel. I learned a lot. I can't help you with the holes in the rotor cup my model didn't have any. Not the best NJ surf reel because it’s fast but even so my collection now includes 4 650s 2 850s 2 750s 2 5500s and I think 2 or 3 in the 400 series. With my Shakespeare 2090 , 2080 and my beachcomber occasionally.. The only markings on it are Luxor - Pexon & Michel License P. Mauborgne Made in France - Brevette S.G.D.G. They are bulletproof and will last forever, Your email address will not be published. I have fished surf reels in the $250- area that I loved but felt I had to and did completely break the down 2 to 3 times mid season. My first fishing reel was a Luxor spinning reel. Reels are used in angling and competitive casting. Vintageclassic Pezon And Michel Luxor No.3 Meretsaumon Huge Spinning Reel. Fishing reel is a device that is a part of a fishing rod. Thanks in advance for your help! I enjoyed the article. New In Box, Pezon And Michel Luxor No. Anyone have a lead on them. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:57 pm, Post 18-apr-2017 - Vintage Luxor-mer Pezon et Michel Fishing Reel by TreasureByDemand For parts only. The 704 and 706 were (and still are) excellent reels still made in America. I did notice one and the eBay number was 9361092900937. Its gone with me everywhere I’ve worked across the world and handled everything from trumpet fish to surf perch to rooster fish. After World War II, a wealthy American sportsman named Bache Brown went to France, where he helped develop a small spinning reel that he named after himself and brought to the United States to market. The Zero Hour Bomb Company, maker of electric time bombs for oil drilling, is incorporated in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Luxor was easy to convert to manual pickup, and because of its simplicity, could be disassembled and lubed in ten minutes. Vintage Luxor Pezon And Michel Fishing Reel Made In France No. The reels listed here are in no particular order, although I have tried to group them by maker. Even better memories. $20.00. All the rest of the reels either have a crosswind gear cam driven by the main drive gear or an oscillation worm gear for the spool reciprocation. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:04 pm, Post I have quite a few Penn Z series reels and I love them. History. It was probably 1954 or 1955 and my dad brought home two of them, one for each of us, and Shakespeare rods. Except for the large Luxor and the Penn, none of the reels had ball bearings, and the Luxor and Penn had only one, the main pinion bearing. As a boy of 13 or so in Seattle 1953-55 I spent precious $ on a couple of really terrible Japanese rod/reel sets that broke my heart. We all used long bamboo poles and various shaped floats. I have had of my own few reels collection namely 300/302/306 Mitchell France The Centaure and the RU faded in popularity in the 60s, probably due to their half bail features that most anglers did not like. It all started in 1921, with a man named Shozoburo Shimano. The mechanics of both reels are very similar, but I freely admit that these submersible reels are superbly constructed. I did go to eBay and I did see several Luxor fishing reels available some were 'vintage' and there were several over $100.00 (US). We take reels for granted nowadays, but they have only become a standard feature in angler's kit relatively recently - and even now, their use isn't entirely universal, as any roach pole fisherman will tell you. by snoekjaeger » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:02 pm, Post Mauborgne then marketed the reel under the name Crack (which means champion in French). Finally, in the fish’s mouth is a Junior Atom. Accurate Grinding is a family-owned operation, established in 1950, when Michael DeMarco developed specialized techniques to manufacture jet turbine engine components at a time when precision aerospace manufacturing was just beginning … The various longcast features pioneered by Shimano and Daiwa are VERY effective in the hands of a skilled caster. Lots of good and not so good Spinning reels over the yrs. $150.00. Italy produced the Alcedo and the Delfino, and Germany made the DAM Quick. My first was a Dam Quick was about 50 $ in the 1950’s The question I have is about the holes in the spool and spool housing. I have a lot of fishing poles, ranging from ultra lights to 50 wide tuna reels. Cast after cast he would catch a fish and yell; ”I got another one”, like we should all be happy for him. Take a look around I love the person who feels the need to explain why they paid over 500$ for a spinning reel . The holes in the spool should be original, it's only with the Crack-line of reels that non-holed spools were supplied (for the Crack 300). The spinning reel was in the back of my old shed, which had been abandoned for years (diseases that limit mobility are at the bottom of the list of non-life threatening illnesses) and has a leaky roof. Sold for. By using my keen sense of being able to read (maybe someday I will even learn to spell), I deduce that this reel is a 1949 Second version with a manual pick up because it has the "License P Mauborne" markings and it does not have a folding handle, with this handle you have to loosen the handle screw and turn it around. I also own two large fresh water Daiwa spinning reel that date from the early 70’s. No mention of the ABU Cardinal reels imported from Sweden by Zebco. I still have both reels but that surf rod I’m afraid is lost to history. Replaced it with the 5500 VI. This reel used a worm gear drive the company probably copied from the German Quick. All Rights Reserved. Get the best deals on Luxor Reel when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. try doing that with VS and Zeebaas. I cant really see the markings but here is some info on Luxor reels. The technical patents were owned by Mauborgne. I was just given a new penn 700 with the surf rod that came with it, Its still new never been used or seen water,would anyone know what the value of this rod and reel would be now, new with out penn box, Nice article. Another issue among spinning reels is that of the anti-reverse. I’ve replaced the drag washers once and service them myself every year,and always rinse them with fresh water after EVERY fishing trip. Accurate Fishing Products was launched in 1990 as a division of our parent company, Accurate Grinding and Manufacturing Corporation, in Los Angeles, California. He had them made under his supervision by a company called LLM. 1947. + Update your shipping location 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D-1-1 U J-1 0 F J-1-1. However, although ball bearings are relatively cheap, they do come in various qualities. I still use 5 Penn Z series except 1 Shimano Stradic HKFG. The the rest of us kids had to be content with whatever fish came close in the shallow waters near the dock. I fished it with the first rod I built on a 6 ft Lamiglass, cork seat and two rings to hold her down. Yup its old. LLM delivered the reels to Pezon et Michel that provided the boxes, did the marketing and distribution. I still have my Penn 710 and it still runs smoothly but need to use mono due to the rollers. I am still using the Crack 3000 I got as a gift in 1983. It hung in the garage since 1980. C $52.14. Another great reel that’s lasted the test of time. In fact the only issue I had with the article was the statement that Daiwa reels weren’t in use till the late 70’s, early 80’s. ORCA Online Forum - Feel free to talk or ask about ALL kinds of old tackle here, with an emphasis on old reels! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Hello Ralph, Nice historic writeup. A fishing reel is a device used for the sport of angling. Great article. I don’t normally use new reels as all of my vintages reels gives me what I want I was wondering how much each of these would be worth separately? France. Doesnt look much different then it did when I bought it. I am still using all of my AMERICAN made PENN spinning reels from SS4500 to SS8500 including a 706 (black body). So, there you have it–a product’s evolution over 80 years that has seen it almost solely made in Europe, with a few U.S. makers, and then becoming an Asian business (primarily China). That same year, Airex brought out a new model called the Beachcomber. The RU actually had a stationary roller … that’s right, it didn’t roll. C $45.62. by Lillawill » Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:29 pm, Post Recently, I opened a Daiwa and realized you have to go to special school, need special tools and special lubricants.. Gee, not like the old days ! I have a feeling they were indeed added by someone. Very easy to maintain. Some reels have metal for the gear housing and graphite for the rotor. Up for auction. A West Texas watchmaker named R.D. Only four reels have a direct-drive cam: Van Staal, Zee Baas, and Penn’s 704 and 706. The manufacturers usually indicate which metal is used, unless they use zinc, in which case they don’t want to brag about it. I would like to ask one more question. Meisselbach "Featherlight" 270. They were in perfect condition when sold and will last many more years. http://www.fishingways.com/. by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:44 pm, Post However, both of these reels had a feature that none other did—a flanged (or skirted) spool. Finally, there are ball bearings. These outfits replaced my original Calcutta surf rod and 155 penn conventional reel loaded with 36 lb braided nylon, which I could barely cast into the surf in Seaside Park, N.J. This brief article will give you some insight into the history of fishing reels and where they are at now. From France, there was the Mitchell, RU, Luxor, and the Centaure. 3. I got it when I was 10 (in 1953) and they were relatively rare at that time. All these are old reels and it’s over made, just like man of steel. Sign up for our FREE Fishing Reports Today! Pretty neat stuff. Smaller reel (rarely mentioned) that has caught more then its share of Fluke, Flounder, Bluefish and many other inshore species over the years. Unfortunately, My go-to setup when snappers hit the bays was my Alcedo micron with 4lb test mono on a 6 foot rod. He started his fishing product line as a hobby since he use to be quite a fishing enthusiast. Nice Vintage PEZON & MICHEL Luxor Fishing Reel + Box. Then,… 561-818-1081 | 561-748-7508 | Ed@AntiqueFishingReels.com. Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Upper Egypt during the New Kingdom, and the glorious city of Amun, later to become the god Amun-Ra. Other manufacturers have reels costing several hundred dollars more that have between five and seven ball bearings. Over the next few years, parts for the reel became rare and fetched black market prices, leaving the Penn 704 and 706 as the only options. So I have a $200 reel that has to be serviced once a year at $50 a shot or a $50 reel that I can service as it needs to. LuXors were originally brought into the US by GIs after WWII. Of all these reels, the Luxor and the Penn were the most popular, primarily due to their strength and reliability. Take care of them and they will live forever. or Best Offer. I am impressed Jean-Paul. The LuXor 3's are the biggest & technically similar to the CrAck 300's & are the forerunners of the Van Staal spinning reels.The "B" stopped being made 1959 & a "C" version was made for 1960 to 1967 and there was smaller 200 version. popular. 1940s. I remember having a Crack Spinning Reel. Mitchell and Delfino did compete, but both reels had reliability issues. I wish I still had it!!. In the 60s and 70s, the Luxor was the top choice among serious surfcasters on Long Island and in Rhode Island, but trouble was brewing in France with Pezon et Michel, the distributor of the Luxor. After using several Shakespeare Alpha combos and losing my DAM Record set up to a housethief, I went back to my Diawa Giant that I bought new for $35.00 way back when I had a buzzcut and wore funny green clothes. Find great deals on eBay for luxor fishing reel. Get the best deals on Vintage Spinning Fishing Reels when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Luxor (/ ˈ l ʌ k s ɔːr, ˈ l ʊ k ... History. Back then at 11 or 12 to me Cardinal equaled the best. You missed one up and coming US manufacturer of spinning and fly reels. I am trying to find info on model and date of this luxor fishing reel that I picked up at a yard sale for $2.00, any help would be appreciated. in that condition maybe worth $50. I have owned 1 Zeebaas and 2 Van Stall reels and the old Penn Z series work just as good, they may not be as fast or as smooth, but they do the job very well. Luxor was established in 1960 in Carpenedolo, Brescia’ s province with the name of: Luxor Minuterie Idrauliche. Any other suggestions for reference material to better identify these older model reels? Of the many reels that ABU Garcia markets, one reel is still made in Sweden and a company named Peerless BAM still produces spinning reels in the southwest of France. Reels back in that day had some sort of weird paint, I’ve beat this reel, you know because for a while I was a kid, and the paint never chipped or scratched down to the metal. I loved those reels, and loved just turning the crank on them. I took it apart and cleaned and lubed it after every time I either surfed, pier or boat fished in the ocean just to make sure it wouldn’t corrode. I still have my Penn 710Z Spinning Reel that I believe I purchased during the 70’s. Fishing reels appeared for the first time in China. I have fished Long Island from Long Beach to Montauk. There are two exceptions, though. A Frenchman named Paul Mauborgne, who designed the reel, had a falling out with Pezon et Michel. 3 SB reel, both brand new in the box with papers. When i opened it, it looked quite a bit like the innards of the Penn 704-706 reels. I have fished them hard and maintained them for years and they have never failed me. I had three Crack 300's and one Luxor. Mostly no in America but the efficacy in the art of ling casting is undeniable. He never had much money (I inherited that skill) but would barter for stuff, including fishing tackle, even an old 18-foot cedar strip boat that required much work and which we fiberglassed ourselves. All are in perfect condition, work well and require very little maintenance. I, Hi Ralph,, All the best. Then a few of real made in Sweden. Smeared a little grease here and there and it runs like a new one. Really appreciated your history of Salt Water Reels. Especially French ones, so here's some questions about this big guy in hopes of some experts or almost experts can come to my aid. | See details . And both still work well. Company . I lost it on Plum Island fishing at night in 1964 when a big fish of some kind ripped the rod and reel out of a stake and the entire unit went out to sea never to be seen again. Dont remember much about it. I’ll take my VS and VSB’s all day long. Great article. Very old reel so not sure if they morphed into another company or not. Everything about this black-and-white photograph is vintage 1950s. I’d love to know the history as it is a wonderfully built reel. Hull gets the idea for a new fishing reel after watching a meat counter clerk pull string from a fixed spool . by m3040c » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:45 pm, Post It had a full bail with an external trip, contrary to the half bail on most European reels. On these reels, the spool goes in and out once for each turn of the reel handle. A cam, sometimes called an eccentric, is a mechanical linkage to transfer rotating motion to linear motion; in other words, what makes the spool of the reel reciprocate. He is holding a fiberglass surf rod with Perfection wire guides and Neocork grips. I've sold all of them and averaged about $75.00 each. A brief history of the fishing reel. Carl's main business has never been in fishing products. Shop with confidence. First the history, (early) LUXOR reels were all designed by Paul Mauborgne. The spinning reel was brought to America in the 1940s by Bache Brown. Very informative The two adversaries became involved in endless court battles, and around 1980, production of the Crack ceased. $78.00. Don’t forget that there were no waterproof reels back then. I would like to take exception to one comment however. Just way too good for a dumpster. Marketing and distribution pickup, and because of its simplicity, could be disassembled and in... 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