I'm sorry, I got you confused with a fella posting about a drag issue with a Martin #61 reel.........
I believe the latter versions of the Battenkill were made by BFR British Fly Reels. Early ones were made by (I'm relying on memory which isn't always accurate) Young & I think Pflueger made some of them......... You might want to search that if you want to know for sure.
The drag, look at the position of the Pawls - reverse them and the drag will be reversed. Then re-spool line and you're good to go