Two excellent vintage spinning reels. American made! One to fish and one to collect.
Reel #1... Airex Mastereel 4 Aristocrat reel manufactured in the USA by Airex Corporation New York, N.Y.
Airex is a division of the Lionel Corporation.
This is a very clean medium/small size reel that exhibits care in use and storage. It is very nice cosmetically with bright chrome and intact paint surfaces....no dents, dings or bends. The gears are sound, the anti-reverse functional. It needs a replacement bail spring. Use second reel for bail spring replacement or display as is.
Reel #2...Same as above, with some surface rubbing flaws. This reel is fully functional, smooth operation, anti-reverse, good bail snap!
The Mastereel Aristocrat reels were first introduced in 1954 in a "half-bail" style. (Mastereel #1) These two reels are full-bail models. They are high quality American made reels patterned after the highly regarded French made Pezon & Michel reels of that time. Airex unconditionally guaranteed the gears for life. These two come with a spare spool, instruction manual, soft cloth storage bag, a tin of brake dressing, and spare "fuzzy wire". (see photo) Essential additions to any serious collection of mid-century American spin fishing tackle.
$50 + $10.40 for secure packaging and USPS priority shipping.
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