Vintage Pennell Reel Marked "Pennell Reel Co Phila" For Sale




Vintage Pennell Reel Marked
Current Bid: $ 13.02  
 

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THIS AUCTION IS FOR A PENNELL REEL 

40 YARD CAPACITY

 This is a great little reel in nice condition and excellent working order.  It is marked "Pennell Reel Co Phila" on the face plate. I love the way these little reels clean up. It has cleaned up beautifully and is showing a fine patina going almost entirely to brass.  It has a smooth winding aciton and is a little weak on the clicker.  The reel has been gently cleaned and oiled with a light oil and is a nice example of this particular reel. This reel is a 8 out of 10. 

 

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Restoring vintage reels is a hobby of mine. I learned rod and reel maintenance and repair from my grandfather growing up in Key West in the 50's and 60's. He was a contemporary of Bra Saunders and Earnest Hemingway back in the 30's and 40's. He traded fishing gear, and I presume tall tales, with both of them; and made a tough living in the charter boat business on the "Floalong". I still own some of his tackle and enjoy the memories it brings back. I also enjoy finding and gently restoring tackle from that era. I don't try to restore to "like new" condition because I want the pieces to tell a story. I know the purists will insist on absolute factory integrity by I can tell you that if you used this gear to make a living, you made it work however you could. Although many of the pieces I offer meet that collecting standard, I like to imagine some of these pieces tell that same kind of hard scrabble story I grew up hearing.  

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