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« on: July 20, 2016, 04:18:02 PM »

Finally got one.



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















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



The Circle K brand was on the insides of each side plate.


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.................. Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 05:21:07 PM »

Great find! It has genuine character.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 05:51:36 PM »

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Great find! It has genuine character.

Thanks, I like that, ""Genuine Character"".
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 06:05:43 PM »

Mike, I feel your excitement Smiley. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person.
I'm very happy for you, enjoy it!

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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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.

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2016, 09:06:02 PM »

Thanks Guys!
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 05:32:18 AM »




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

I am happy.................. Grin

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. Wink 

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« Reply #8 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)
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 08:52:59 AM »

Too cool Mike, thanks for sharing this adventure with us.
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2016, 02:29:33 AM »



The Circle K brand was on the insides of each side plate.


What is the significance of the circle K?
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« Reply #11 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? Smiley 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.

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« Reply #12 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.

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« Reply #13 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? Smiley 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. Grin  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. Shocked

Thank you for the info, Sid and Ted. 
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« Reply #14 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............................... Grin Grin Grin
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