Started by sdlehr, April 07, 2016, 02:38:02 AM
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Quote from: oc1 on January 15, 2017, 06:57:10 PMAny idea of the vintage Ted? Late 30's, early 40's maybe?Thanks,-steve
QuoteI didn't particularly want a Seagate and Lord knows I didn't need one, but it has a hexagonal clicker button and was dirt cheap. The listing photos were not very good but you could see the cracks in the handle knob and glue or something on the tail plate. You could not see that "COOK" is scribed into the stand and the headplate. The seller said it was "good working condition" but it turns out the AR is not working and the spool is nearly frozen. It's very crusty inside and out. I haven't taken it apart yet but do not see a model number.
QuoteThe thing that has my attention is the cracking handle knob. Turns out it is not bakelite or catalin but a wooden torpedo. At first I though that Mr. Cook did one heck of a good job carving a wood knob replacement, but it was turned, not carved, and appears to be from a factory. The text and catalog page in Mike's book says the Seagate did not come with a torpedo knob. Could this be? Did Penn make wooden torpedo knobs? Or, was Mr. Cook just that talented?
QuoteLook at all the Calcutta cane in that Newport photo. Does my heart good.
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