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Old 06-07-2013, 02:21 PM
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Default pflueger medalist question

recently picked up yet another old medalist(1492) for a steal on the big auction
site. i thought it was in way worse shape than the sellers picture, but turns
out it was just caked in dust and dirt.
after a good cleaning and some lube, i put some new backing and a new
wf3 cortland sylk line on it. ready for action
my question is what year do you guys think it was manufactured?
i did a bit of research and was thinking mid-late 50's.....
what say you?
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Default Re: pflueger medalist question

This is Rip Tides specialty Casey, he'll spot the thread and answer. I have one of those that I picked up in the late 70's, it's all about where they were built to tell you when they were built. Seems that Pflueger moved around the country a bit and different locations of manufacture are the dating tools.
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yep, i was kind of waiting for rip on this one
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Default Re: pflueger medalist question

What is printed on the bottom of the reel foot? This will also help with pinpointing the year it was made.
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What is printed on the bottom of the reel foot? This will also help with pinpointing the year it was made.
it is stamped with the letter B.
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1959 was the first year where "Made in Akron O. USA" appeared on the frame.
1960 was the last year that it said "Trade Mark" on the spool
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