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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-16-2008

Looking for info on old reels..Shakespeare, Great Lakes, South Bend

I have been given the task of trying to find information on 5 old reels that were my grandfather-in-law's.

I have found the Shakespeares online, but no information seems to be available on the rest.

What I have here is:

Shakespeare Criterion 1961, model GA

Shakespeare 1950, model FC

Great Lakes T-450

Great Lakes L-40

South Bend 790

Anyone out there know about these? Or where I can find info?

Thanks for any information you can provide!
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wilsonhepple
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Registered: ‎01-12-2004

Re: Looking for info on old reels..Shakespeare, Great Lakes, South Bend

in reply to 740jeep99
Would you please post some good, clear photo's of the reels..
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Registered: ‎03-16-2008

Re: Looking for info on old reels..Shakespeare, Great Lakes, South Bend

in reply to 740jeep99
This is the best pictures I can get with what I have to work with...

I have not attempted to clean any of them, didn't know if I should. Most of what you see in the pics is easily clean-able, but some of it seems like it would be a challenge.

(I think it's pretty neat that they all still have line on them, and 4 of the 5 have braided line...no idea where he needed braided line on all of those in SE Ohio...lol)



















Thanks for the interest, and again, any info will be greatly appreciated!!
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Registered: ‎03-16-2008

Re: Looking for info on old reels..Shakespeare, Great Lakes, South Bend

in reply to 740jeep99
Very sorry... novice at posting pictures... was trying to get actual pics posted, instead of links. guess I missed it. Will keep trying.
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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-16-2008

Re: Looking for info on old reels..Shakespeare, Great Lakes, South Bend

in reply to 740jeep99
Trying again to get pics posted instead of links...

Great Lakes L-40

Great Lakes T-450

Shakespeare Criterion 1961 GA

Shakespeare Criterion 1961 GA 2nd view

Shakespeare 1950

South Bend 790

Great Lakes reels

South Bend 790 2nd view

Shakespeare reels

Hope it works this time....well, not sure what the deal is with the one picture, but this is what I have.
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Registered: ‎01-31-2008

Re: Looking for info on old reels..Shakespeare, Great Lakes, South Bend

in reply to 740jeep99
All of these would fit the $10-25 ballpark-
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Community Member
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-16-2008

Re: Looking for info on old reels..Shakespeare, Great Lakes, South Bend

in reply to 740jeep99
Maybe I'll just try to clean them up, list them. and see what happens.

Thanks to all!
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