I like fishing my vintage gear and these two old reels see some regular use
They wouldn't get a second look from most folks, but I think they're special because they originally belonged to my grandfather and they were both locally made
The black one is a Bristol 65, made by the Horton Mfg Co. of Bristol CT. Makers of the famous Bristol steel fly rods.
The aluminum reel has no markings but I've learned it was made by a machine shop in Bridgeport. When new it was etched and polished. It has a single spring and pawl.