2,571,717 & 2,749,643 CANADIAN PAT.556,257Purist Action Taper Shakespeare WONDEROD THE STRAIGHT FIBER PATENTED ROD TRADE MARKED BY THE Spiral MARKINGS PAT.
Hollow Fiberglass) even though the catalogs stated they where built in 1965. Hollow Fiberglass)THE STRAIGHT-FIBER ROD WITH THE Spiral MARKINGS PAT.
Well, today I am going to try and help you answer that question for yourself.
From the late twenties until the late seventies, Shakespeare reels had a two letter date code stamped on the reel, usually near the model number.
This patent was followed in the next few years by a number of patents improving features on his reels. Including Mitchell 204S, 206S, 300, 300 small spool pre-wound, 306 308, 308S, 386, 403, 406, 3310, 4410 Large, 4420, 486, 4420, 710, 900, 906, large skirted spool. This reel was built between 19 when the telephone latch (registered design 734897) was changed again in 1949. Mitchell Spools - We have hundreds of Mitchell spools old new stock and used. Spools are priced from to and vary by model and size of spool. Duplicated Mark II, smooth brass foot, telephone latch, ebonite knob, RHW. In 1903, Shakespeare and Walter Marhoff co-patented the thumb wheel rim click.They would work together until Marhoff received his reel patent in 1907 and assigned it to his own company, The Marhoff Reel Co.