alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Schematic for DAM Quick 275 Super 2-Speed
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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2018, 08:38:40 PM »

So South Bend was once in cahoots with D.A.M. Quick?  Makes sense.  

There used to be an old country store about 5 miles from here owned by some of my distant kin that sold groceries, fresh meat, appliances, furniture, pocket knives, fishing tackle, guns, etc. and also doubled as the post office.  You know, the type of place with the bench out front with the old men sitting whittling and smoking roll your owns, maybe secretly nipping on some corn liquor out of a Mason jar from a local bootlegger. That's where I saw my first DAM Quick reel.  They also had a good stock of South Bend spinning reels along with Mitchells and Abus.  One of the cousins who worked in the store was an avid fisherman and convinced my dad to buy a couple of the South Bends.  Probably 7 or 8 bucks apiece,  but caught their share of fish.

Several months later my dad found a D.A.M. Quick 220 at a wholesale house in Knoxville for my sixteenth birthday. Not sure how much that reel cost, probably triple the price of the South Bends.

Next year that reel will be 50 years old.

South Bend (Gladding Corp) was Dam Quick's US distributor from about 1966 on until Quick Corporation of America open their offices in Costa Mesa, CA in '69/'70.  V. Harasty Corp, Herter's & Cabela's also sold Dam Quick reels during that time. Some Dam reels have a small round red sticker with an S in the center. Many people think that stands for High Speed but it actually represented South Bend as an export. Dam's high speed models at the time were 221, 331 & 441, including Ns, and there are reels other than those 3 models that are still found with the little red S sticker on the side.  The high speed models had a silver & red sticker that said "High Speed".

I recall my Mitchell 400 in the mid-'60s had a red HS sticker.
Or, maybe, I dreamed it. All the same now to me

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They did. All Mitchell 400 models are high speed. 300s are standard speed. 
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2018, 10:21:47 PM »

It may be true what you refer to regarding the “hs” or “high/speed” stickers on the DAM Quicks, Tommy...

However, I believe if that were accurate — wouldn’t we also find “s” stickers on non high speed Quicks?

Quick made the 110, 220, 221, 330, 331, 440, & 550 in the earlier series.

The 110N, 220N, 330N, 331N, 440N, 441N, & 550N were the next subsequent series.

Of these, not counting the 110 & 110N (which are always high speed microlites) — the only ones I have found “s” or “high/speed” stickers on are the other high speeds — 221, 331, 331N, and the 441N.

So far, I have never seen a “s” or “high/speed” sticker on any Quick reel except the ones with the “1” in the model number.

I still have a few hundred complete Quicks, plus have handled a few thousand over the years.

This could be true though, and I would be the first to appreciate the discovery.

All high speeds have higher gears (typically 1:5, or close), a longer crank for more torque, and some type of red sticker.  The others do not have these features.

Maybe I misunderstood you — or I am missing something here?  My wife tells me that all of the time — but not in those exact words!   Grin Grin Grin

Glad to be proven wrong!

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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2018, 03:52:22 AM »

I have 1- 331 with the letter "S", I purchased it so they'll know it's Sal's reel Grin.
I actually asked why my "S" was different, but couldn't get an answer.

Thanks Fred.

By the way, about 2 months ago I did post some schematics, I've forgotten about those:
http://schematics.mikesreelrepair.com/thumbnails.php?album=9
I do not have many of these reels, but I've noticed the part numbers are different.
Most schematics have the number 100- ahead of the part number, the one Chester put up doesn't, but I'm not sure if that means anything.

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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2018, 10:29:36 AM »

Fred,

I'm sure you're probably correct on the high speed aspect, although I swear, before the PB debacle, I had a photo of a 330 with a red S sticker on the back corner. Thought I posted it here, too, but I find no record of it in any posts. PB pi$$ed me off so much I transferred important photos to pictrail and deleted the account. It wasn't important at the time so it's gone, probably along with part of my memory.  Tongue

I know I personally discussed the red S/high speed topic with Ben and he was adamant that it signified an affiliation with South Bend. I guess it wouldn't be the first time a researcher got, and printed, inaccurate information.  Undecided

Maybe one day another 0 will show up with red S sticker, and maybe not, only time will tell, although it looks pretty doubtful. Interesting thing about all this is a simple side plate cover change, since they're interchangeable, could really complicate things. Generally, though, when companies struggle, change distribution tactics, or even ownership, more questions arise than are ever answered. The same thing happens where reel techs start mixing & matching reel bodies and grabbing internal parts. No telling what was there originally.  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: Today at 01:34:31 PM »

thanks for that schematic I'm going to double check my two speed to make sure I'm not missing something I put it back together exactly how it came apart which seems right the gears shift smoothly and work as they should, but who knows maybe something wasn't right as I got it.
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