Ocean City “The Angler’s Pal” Reel – “Striker” or “Pelican”
Ocean City “E-Z-2-Part” Reel
Here’s the unmarked version and a pic of the attractive and unique box. Pictures courtesy of Jeff Johnson.
Ocean City No.11 “Banner” Reel, similar to the later “Junior” No.11
All the early reel makers like Bronson, OC and Shakespeare made thousands of these types of reels and the main difference between them were the crank knobs. Most were nickel over tin on the early versions and later were just a chrome finish or blued different shades of gray (or as gun metal gray) or darker over tin. most of the early ones would have painted wood crank knobs, the main colors were a white or green. The colors would also help the sale of the reels too, or to make it easier for the little ones to know who’s was who’s. Reel shown has a blued finish on it and is most likely has a 80 yd. spool capacity and the only feature would be the clicker button. Now on some they did not even have clicker, or some came with a fixed clicker. Pictures are courtesy of Jonathan Kring.
Ocean City No.12 and No.14 “Budd” Reel
No.12 price 50 cents. Box picture is courtesy of David Budd.
Ocean City No.21 General Service Reel
Ocean City No.26 “St. Clair” Reel
Ocean City No.30 “St. Cloude” Reel
Ocean City No. 50 “St. James” Reel
Ocean City No.54 “St. Paul” Reel
Ocean City No.60 “St. Regis” Reel
Ocean City No. 65 “St. Andrews” Reel
Ocean City No. 66 “St. Lawrence” Reel
Ocean City No.75 “St. Dennis” Reel
Pictures are courtesy of Ray Hodges.
Ocean City No.79 “Winston” Reel
Ocean City No.81 “St. Charles” Reel
Ocean City No.81 Reel
Ocean City No.88 “Smoothkast” Reel
The No.88 reel came in either brown or black bakelite side plates, with the markings on the LW cover. This reel came out in the 1948 catalog and was probably available as early as 1946. The Smoothkast dial on the rear plate was used on many other reels starting in 1949 and the No.88 went away. The ad is from a 1948 Ocean City catalog and pictures of the brown reel are courtesy of Richard Braun.