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Reels of the Past and Some Still Here => ODD BALL REELS => Topic started by: Harry Verdurchi on February 24, 2021, 04:59:26 AM

Title: The Push Me Pull You Reel
Post by: Harry Verdurchi on February 24, 2021, 04:59:26 AM
This certainly Qualifies as an ODD BALL

The line will come out of either end . Can be used as a casting Reel or a Fly Reel
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This was made by Horrocks Ibotson in 1963 for some unknown reason .
It is called the Defiance 1900 and it sure does DEFY any logical purpose I ever seen ...lol

I call it the push me  pull you Reel like the animal in Dr. Do Little's book.


(https://oldreelcollectors.com/gallery/1-240221044620-3781717.jpeg)

It was advertised in the Boy's Life Magazine in 1963 shown below

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I plan on taking the one I have apart and putting up some pix of the internals

Title: Re: The Push Me Pull You Reel
Post by: Steve on June 27, 2021, 12:24:19 PM
The Defiance was just one of several H-I CFSRs based on patents of Edward Small. At least five different companies, including Ocean City, made reels based on his patents. Here is Small's story. (https://www.antiquefishingreels.info/Articles/SmallArticle.pdf)