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Title: Model K with Star
Post by: Penn Chronology on July 20, 2016, 04:18:02 PM
Finally got one.

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20003%20892%20x%20668_zpssu1t4g4e.jpg)

It was an adventure and I had to spend some money; but, this one is mine......................................... :D

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20006%20-%20Copy%20704%20x%20498_zpspnsyscg6.jpg)

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(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20032%20-%20Copy%20594%20x%20640_zpsnghirslg.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20037%20-%20Copy%20730%20x%20700_zpsevlunj37.jpg)

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20040%20-%20Copy%20586%20x%20704_zpszifsxwmd.jpg)




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It was a rough start when I got it. Needed parts and TLC; but, it was a true Model K...

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20012%20-%20Copy%20622%20x%20584_zps3avgxbdp.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20008%20-%20Copy%20760%20x%20578_zpsgyclsxel.jpg)
The Circle K brand was on the insides of each side plate.

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The handle shaft collar was intact. That was a big part of why I wanted this particular reel. So many of these collars chip or are totally broken up.

All in all, it took a couple of months to get all parts for my basket case Model K; but, it is now running as it should and looks like an old, patina ridden piece should look.

I am happy.................. ;D


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: mo65 on July 20, 2016, 05:21:07 PM
Great find! It has genuine character.


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Penn Chronology on July 20, 2016, 05:51:36 PM
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Great find! It has genuine character.

Thanks, I like that, ""Genuine Character"".


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Alto Mare on July 20, 2016, 06:05:43 PM
Mike, I feel your excitement :). It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person.
I'm very happy for you, enjoy it!

Sal


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Tightlines667 on July 20, 2016, 07:07:47 PM
Nice work.

I have seen several of these first year models listed of late, I was hoping you might work out a deal on one or more.


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: sdlehr on July 20, 2016, 08:35:06 PM
Very nice, Mike. I'm jealous, but there is probably no one in the world more deserving of this than you.

Sid


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Penn Chronology on July 20, 2016, 09:06:02 PM
Thanks Guys!


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: George4741 on July 21, 2016, 05:32:18 AM

(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20025%20-%20Copy%20852%20x%20632_zpskbnum9yv.jpg)

....it is now running as it should and looks like an old, patina ridden piece should look.

I am happy.................. ;D

Very nice Model K.  Are all Model K and 1933 Long Beach's this same color?

Two years ago I would have wanted to replace all of the pitted parts with shiny new chrome stuff.  Mike has since taught me the value of leaving these old reels as original as possible.  Now some of my most prized reels are my vintage Long Beaches and Beachmasters, pitted, patina, and all.  They also remind me of me; gray, grizzled and a little rough around the edges, but still fully serviceable. ;) 

George


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Penn Chronology on July 21, 2016, 04:33:19 PM
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Are all Model K and 1933 Long Beach's this same color?

Here is that old dangerous question..... You know what I mean, it is the questions that asks for an answer that contains the word """ALL""". I would say the answer here is yes with reservations. Most 1932 & 33 reels are brown.
           One exception I can note is the 1933 Baker Beach Number 2 Trade reel. This reel is a 1933 Long Beach wearing a Baker Beach #2 logo and having Black Side plates. It is weird; but, it is what it is. A 1933 Long Beach reel, made by Penn in black. Being that the Baker Beach #2 exists in black, that opens the possibility that another black side plated 1933 reel could surface, one never knows for sure.

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Now some of my most prized reels are my vintage Long Beaches and Beachmasters, pitted, patina, and all.  They also remind me of me; gray, grizzled and a little rough around the edges, but still fully serviceable. Wink 

George, very glad to know you are fully serviceable. I am also serviceable; but, my serviceability is like 1932 & 33 reels, it has reservations............<:O)


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: coastal_dan on July 25, 2016, 08:52:59 AM
Too cool Mike, thanks for sharing this adventure with us.


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: George4741 on August 21, 2016, 02:29:33 AM
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20012%20-%20Copy%20622%20x%20584_zps3avgxbdp.jpg)
(http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo244/m3040c/Penn%20Prototypes/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K/1932%20Penn%20Model%20K%20with%20Star%20Drag--Restored%20008%20-%20Copy%20760%20x%20578_zpsgyclsxel.jpg)
The Circle K brand was on the insides of each side plate.


What is the significance of the circle K?


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: sdlehr on August 21, 2016, 07:06:19 AM
What is the significance of the circle K?
I see we haven't completed the required reading assignment? :) Mike C covers this in his book. It's the logo of Kuhn & Jacob, the company that produced the first Penn bakelite side plates before Penn geared up to make their own, probably in year two of the company's life.

Sid


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Maxed Out on August 21, 2016, 07:09:11 AM
Well, I'd say it's about time, but you beat me to it....congrats Mike !!


If you look reeeel close you can see that is not a "circle K"......it is actually a J & K together which makes much more sense.

 Ted


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: George4741 on August 21, 2016, 07:55:24 AM
What is the significance of the circle K?
I see we haven't completed the required reading assignment? :) Mike C covers this in his book.

Sid

Guilty!  In my defense, I haven't bought Mike's book because I know I will see all of those wonderful reels and want to buy more. ;D  I see that'll have to change.

I was going to say the JK symbol isn't on my King-Fisher.  It's a good thing I just disassembled it to confirm that it is there, too.  I would've had to print a retraction. :o

Thank you for the info, Sid and Ted. 
Regards,
George


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Penn Chronology on August 21, 2016, 10:28:53 PM
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If you look reeeel close you can see that is not a "circle K"......it is actually a J & K together which makes much more sense.

Here you go Ted, bustin my bubble!!! I have been calling it a Circle K for many years and now you have let the cat out of the bag. It is a JK and that does make more sense. I nominate Ted as the new """"Voice of Reason""" of this website............................... ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Penn Chronology on August 21, 2016, 11:05:38 PM
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Well, I'd say it's about time, but you beat me to it....congrats Mike !!


Thanks Ted. I have had many of these in my hands. Sent one off to Ray in OZ. I missed opportunities to buy them. About 10 years ago someone even offered me all three of the prototypes (Model F and both Model K's) in very nice shape for $1500 for the set; but, I did not want to spring for the money because I already owned a Model F (which is still in my collection), that was a mistake   <:O( . I passed on a few Model K's with broken handle shaft collars. When I saw this one, I knew all I needed to make is complete was a 1934 donor reel. I really did not want to spend four figures for one; but, that is what clean complete, good running ones are currently selling for. So, this one was good for me. I was rough when I got it; but, when the donor reel surfaced on EBay, I was able to get it fair and that was what I needed to get it done. ;D

So, thanks again Ted, some things are worth waiting for.......


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Maxed Out on August 22, 2016, 10:06:50 AM
   We all knew you would get one eventually Mike, because you are a very patient man. Let's also not forget perseverance, which you have no shortage of.


   Mike, I noticed the circle K was a J & K about a year ago, but did not want to toss myself under the bus. Finally made the plunge and was thrilled to hear that you jumped under the bus to save me. Can't say thank you enough and in the future I'll look both ways prior to stepping off the curb.  :D :D

  Ted


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Dominick on August 22, 2016, 03:08:18 PM
Voice of Reason...hmm.  It might fit.  He knows stuff.   ::) Dominick


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: broadway on August 22, 2016, 04:26:13 PM
Happy to see you landed that rare bird.  It's true, Ted and I did discuss the JK symbol about a year ago through texts.
The "voice of reason" is fitting... my collection has grown way more extensive than I was planning mostly due to Ted's "voice of reason."  That voice has cost me some serious dough over the past few years, but the collection is getting sick, so that's not a complaint.
Luckily I haven't heard that voice when the model F's and K's come up ;)
Nice restoration Mike!
Thanks for sharing
Dom


Title: Re: Model K with Star
Post by: Penn Chronology on August 22, 2016, 08:50:44 PM
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  Mike, I noticed the circle K was a J & K about a year ago, but did not want to toss myself under the bus. Finally made the plunge and was thrilled to hear that you jumped under the bus to save me. Can't say thank you enough and in the future I'll look both ways prior to stepping off the curb.  Cheesy Cheesy

When you are right, you are right. Better to not take all this too seriously. It is supposed to be a fun hobby

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Luckily I haven't heard that voice when the model F's and K's come up Wink

Be careful about the voice Dom. Sometimes it comes out and makes you do things you think you would never do!