I ran across this reel over the weekend. Google didn't come up with much , other than a vague suggestion that it was possibly made by True Temper in the 1950's via Yahoo Answers. I'm a little disappointed , mainly because it's a neat little design. The reel handle looks like the handle off of a trolling/baitcasting reel and has a weird weld/solder mark , so it may not be original. The reel I found at an antique shop was missing it's bail , and had a catch somewhere in the gears that made it rough to crank. The handle was a little awkward due to the catch in the gears or maybe just the overall design , but I like it. It was priced at $10.00 , and since it was close to home I may go back later to get it. I had originally decided not to get it because I like for all of my old reels to be complete and in working order , but this one seems somewhat rare. Enjoy the pictures!
Have a great week!