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« Reply #330 on: October 19, 2020, 01:23:54 PM »

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I looked inside and it is pressed into the body. Thank you
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« Reply #331 on: July 29, 2021, 09:49:10 PM »

Here is an old Airex Larchmont that I pulled out of a bin.

I have many Airex reels —. It this is the first Larchmont I have examined.

It functions perfectly.

The lever at the rear of the body is a — Lever Drag!

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« Reply #332 on: July 29, 2021, 09:57:36 PM »

Here is another neat, tiny Microlite reel.

Branded Wright & McGill Co.  An Eagle Claw Blue Pacific No. 1225.

Eagle Claw did not make any of their own reels, to my knowledge — they contracted with other companies to manufacture — then put their badging on them.

To me, this is an all metal skirted spool reel made in Japan — likely by Ryobi or Daiwa in the late 70’s.

6.3 ounces — and all metal!

Functions smoothly and as new.

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« Reply #333 on: July 29, 2021, 10:05:52 PM »

  The Eagle Claw reels range in quality from poor to excellent...all depending on who made them. The Italian made Eagle Claw reels bring a premium, but most others are a decent build at a bargain price. I'm a fan of their rods too. Cool
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« Reply #334 on: July 30, 2021, 08:58:36 PM »

Cooool, a lever drag on a spinner. Kinda handy, when you think about adjusting the drag during a fight. So, I’mina guess, it puts pressure on the spool shaft, inside the gearbox, which is anchored to the spool?
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« Reply #335 on: July 30, 2021, 09:34:39 PM »

Cooool, a lever drag on a spinner. Kinda handy, when you think about adjusting the drag during a fight. So, I’mina guess, it puts pressure on the spool shaft, inside the gearbox, which is anchored to the spool?

Yeah, Greg —

It probably applies pressure to the rear inside of the spool shaft — similar to the fulcrum brake on the Cardinals, or the more typical rear brake on rear-drag spinners such as Shimano, Daiwa, and Penn.

It is surprising how quick and easy it is to use — and how effectively it works.  I guess I’m more surprised that it didn’t catch on?

We are out of town at the moment to help Sue’s sister recover from an operation yesterday.

I will be back home Sunday — Sue will be up here in Merced for 10 to 14 more days.

I’ll pull off the sideplate to give us a more complete picture when I return home.

Tommy would know about these old soldiers by Airex.

Best, Fred

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« Reply #336 on: July 30, 2021, 10:43:10 PM »

Wright McGill switched their reel manufacturing to the Japanese in the mid '70s to save money, like a lot of the other companies that didn't manufacture their own reels. The 1225 was late '70s circa. The switch from the Shakespeare & Offmer made reels was a huge down grade.

Greg, that's not a lever drag on the top of the body, it's the anti-reverse switch. The drag knob is on the front of the spool. Never been inside a Blue Pacific but it's the same design as a lot Japanese made reels from that time frame. When Fred opens it up we'll see that the button moves a metal lever arm that locks into a ratchet gear on the pinion similar to the ABU Garcia rear drags.

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« Reply #337 on: July 31, 2021, 04:14:20 AM »

Ok. I see how the AR works on yours Tommy, and how the one on  Fred’s Larchmont(kinda a dorky name for a reel) is placed. So the big lever on the bottom of Larchmont—does that somehow produce drag on the shaft, or is it by turning the knurled edge on top of the spool, or is it both? In other words is it like a baitrunner with 2-types of drag?

I found the Abu Garcia Suveran’s “center drag” to be pretty interesting, with some great design features. Twisting the center-of-the-reel located “drag wheel” clockwise, moves a lower 1/2 of a 2-part hub up for more drag, compressing the drag washers located in upper 1/2 of the hub. The spool and upper hub spin separate from the shaft and lower hub, on a ball bearing. Then there’s another big wheel further down on the reel, that only moves about 10 degrees for ARB on/off.

Maybe I can post on this “unusual” costly, and oddly constructed reel, when I get less afraid to take the reel apart.
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« Reply #338 on: August 01, 2021, 05:46:39 AM »

Sorry, Greg, I didn't see the Larchmont post. I thought you were talking about the Blue  Pacific. 

Yes, the is lever kind of a fighting drag thing They called it a quadrant drag system. It's a cool idea. I don't know why it never really caught on in the spinning reel market. They came out in 1955 with Model 1. The Model 2, '56, had a minor change in the bail. The Model 3, '58, had a larger rotor cup & spool and a flat ribbed handle knob. They also came out with a gold version in '58.

In late 1962/early '63 Feurer Bros. bought Airex Division of Lionel Corp. and those later reels became known as FB & had a red sticker decal. Most Feurer Bros. reels were sort of a gloss olive green in color, although I've seen a couple of gray ones, too.

Here's an ad out of the Sears 1956 Christmas Book "[H] Save $7.30 on Airex Larchmont. Exclusive quadrant type drag brake can be pre-set for any test line. Stainless steel full bail, roller pickup. Finger-tip anti-reverse. Reversible handle. Extra metal spool. I00 yds. nylon line, carrying case incl.  6N 2868-Shpg.wt.1 lb. Was$23.50. . ......$16.20"
 
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« Reply #339 on: August 01, 2021, 12:40:52 PM »

Tommy ,for some reason your link does not work. It does not have code  in the Raised Letter CHRISTMAS



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Here's an ad out of the Sears 1956 Christmas Book "[H] Save $7.30 on Airex Larchmont. Exclusive quadrant type drag brake can be pre-set for any test line. Stainless steel full bail, roller pickup. Finger-tip anti-reverse. Reversible handle. Extra metal spool. I00 yds. nylon line, carrying case incl.  6N 2868-Shpg.wt.1 lb. Was$23.50. . ......$16.20"



 So here is a copy of the ad . From page 367 of the aforementioned Catalog.
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« Reply #340 on: August 02, 2021, 05:10:48 PM »

Cool! Thanks. I’ll take a Larchmont, an Orvis, a Wonderspin, a 33, a Supreme and a Pelican, all NIB! 👌😃. Interesting the Zebco 44 has an AR, don’t think the ‘55-‘56—33’s had one.
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