Ocean City Salt Water Trade Reel Page

Ocean City Salt Water Trade Reel Page

The 1930 Ocean City catalog called their version of the Expert the No.23 – reel shown below. This reel has the Nickel finish, pics below courtesy of Scott Rukke.
These reels were derived from the Meisselbach Amateur line of reels. These particular reels show lots of patina and to me look like they have German Silver spools that are tarnished but possibly they are nickel plated brass and just dirty. Ad is from the 1922 M&H catalog. Catalog does not state they are Hermos reels but if you look close enough you can read Hermos on the picture of the reel.