REEL #5  1946-1947

    This reel, Version 3B, is mint. I bought it from a well known American collector who bought it from a well known European collector and it would be hard to imagine one in better shape anywhere. So far as I know, the only difference between this and the previous reel is the addition of the sliding anti-reverse button.

left side of reel          right side of reel

front of reel          under spool

     or another example...this next reel is not mint but it's not bad either, and it's the oldest version I own with an original box. It's also the oldest version of which I own multiple copies (eight, I think) in various kinds of shape.

reel in box          C.A.P on box

right side of reel          front of reel