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 above.
Bronson “Aetna” No.2300 Reel
Shown below is the earliest known box for the Aetna No.2300 and a nice example of the early design. The last four photos show the later post-war design with the original box.
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 and “Arrow Jr.” No.4400 Reels
The No.4400 “Arrow Jr.”, the single-action version of the Arrow, first showed up in Bronson’s 1935 catalog. They were probably made for the younger person in mind, with all pressed metal construction, thinly nickel plated, painted wood grips and selling by the dozen for about 21 cents each. They were not marked, however the box they came in was. They would still be seen in catalogs into the mid 1950’s. The first ad is from a 1938 N. Sure Sporting Good Co. catalog, the second from the 1940 catalog. The original box for the Arrow Jr. is also shown below.
Bronson “Biltwell” No.200 Level-Wind Reel
Bronson “Biltwell” No.2400, No.2800, No.3300 and a No.4300 Reels.
Bronson “Black Master” No.4600 Reel
Bronson “Blackstone” No.4700 Reel
Bronson “Blackstone” No.552 (Formerly Meisselbach-Catucci Mfg. Co.) See The “Symploreel” Section under “More”.
Bronson “Blue Heron” No.3800 Reel
Bronson “Bronco” No.2500 Reel
Bronson “Castwell A-B-L” No.750 (Formerly Meisselbach-Catucci Mfg. Co.) See The “Symploreel” Section under “More”.
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 # 9 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. The last ad picture is from a 1951 Sports Afield Fishing Annual, courtesy of Bill Sonnett.
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