On this page you will find reels that were regular Bronson production models, including a few rare prototypes. In most cases, both the reel and box are Bronson-marked. So, if you do not see your reel on this page, you might find it under one of the other links on the right.
Bronson “Aetna” No.2300 Reel
Bronson “All-American” No.4800 Reel
Bronson “All-Star” No.4700 Reel
Bronson “Altoona” No.4200 and No.4250 Reels
Bronson “Altoona” No.1200 Reel
Bronson “Arrow” No.4000 Reel
Bronson “Arrow Jr.” No.4400 Reel
The No.4400 “Arrow Jr.”, the single-action version of the “Arrow” model above, first showed up in Bronson’s 1935 catalog. They were cheaply made for the younger person in mind, with all pressed-metal construction, thinly plated, painted grips and selling for 21 cents each in 1935 Depression-mired America. They are known with both single and double handle grips. They were unmarked, but the box that housed them was. So many different companies, including the Japanese, made an identical reel, so without the box it can be almost impossible to tell them apart. The “Arrow Jr.” was last offered in Bronson’s 1959 catalog, commanding a hefty $1.25 each. The reel, the 1940 catalog listing and the original box can be seen below.
Bronson “Biltwell” No.200 Level-Wind Reel
Bronson “Biltwell” No.2800 and No.4300 Reels
Bronson “Biltwell” No.2400 and No.3300 Reels
The No.3300 was also introduced in 1929 and was the jeweled version of the No.2800 listed above. It would be renumbered as the No.2400 in late 1931, only to be discontinued after the 1932 season. An example of the early No.3300 can be seen below, with the scarce Art Deco box and box catalog, courtesy of Kevin McJunkin. A photo of the 1932 catalog listing for the No.2400 can be seen below. Photos of the actual reel are forthcoming.
Bronson “Black Master” No.4600 Reel
Bronson “Blackstone” No.4700 Reel
Bronson “Blackstone” No.552 (See The Meisselbach-Catucci Section)
Bronson “Blue Heron” No.3800 Reel
Bronson “Bronco” No.2500 Reel
Bronson “Castwell A-B-L” No.750 (See The Meisselbach-Catucci Section)
Bronson “Comet” No.2400, No.2400B, No.2400L.H. and No.2433 Reels
Rare Bronson “Comet” PROTOTYPE Reel
Bronson “Commander” No.3200 A-B-L Reel.
Bronson “Commander” No.3250 A-B-L Reel.
Bronson “Commander” No.3600 Reel.
Bronson “Commander” No.3650 Reel
Bronson “Coronet” No.25 and “Coronet” No.25N (Bronson Versions)
The No.25N was the same reel, but with a narrow spool. Photo #8 shows the difference in the width of both reels. The No.25N has “Bronson” painted gold on the leather case and came in the same black Bronson box. Like the regular model above, it’s not known how long the Bronson-marked versions were available, as all catalogs only mention the Coxe No.25-C model. For more info on the Coxe Coronet and other Coxe reels, check out our page on the “J A Coxe Reel Pics and Info” link above.
Bronson/Coxe “Coronet” No.25-C and No.25-N Reels (See “Coxe Reels Section)
Bronson “Crusader” No.30 Reel (Bronson Version of the Coxe No.30-C)
“Do-All” No.65 (Bronson Version)
“Do-All” No.65-C Reel (Coxe version) See the “J.A. Coxe” Section
Bronson “Falcon” No.170 Reel
Bronson “Fleetwing” No.2475 Reel
Bronson “Flyer” No.2450 Reel
Bronson “Gladiator” No.2100 and No.3400 Reels
Bronson “Gladiator” No.3400 (Privately-Made Prototype)
Bronson “Green Hornet” No.2200, No.2200-N and No.2200LH
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