Ocean City Reel
The “New” Ocean City No.101 and a No.114 Reels
Pictures are courtesy of Ray Hodges.
Ocean City Wide Spool No.104, the No.107 and the No.104W
Ocean City “Seattle” No.109 Reel
Ocean City “Seattle” No.110 Reel
Ocean City No.112 Reels
Ocean City No.112 Presentation Reel
This rare reel belongs to Cathy Kyle. Her Grandfathers name was J.C. Goddard. I asked Cathy to give us a little information on her family and she was kind enough to do so – hers what she wrote:
J.C. and Betty Goddard were my grandparents, born in 1902. As the family story goes, Grandpa got kicked out of an Ivy League school for some sort of shenanigans, but ended up a VP at True Temper (or maybe Union Fork & Hoe Company; I’m not quite sure). He retired when there was some sort of buyout, and they moved to Florida just after Hurricane Donna.
What a place southwest Florida was back then, at Cape Haze just above Boca Grande! He and Gram fished a good bit. On the days he fished inland rather than on the open water, he’d drive his “fishing car”, a Mercedes Benz 2-seater convertible, with the poles bouncing gracefully in the air as he motored to the stocked ponds that were among the amenities at Cape Haze.
On one tarpon fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico, Grandma got a nice 135 pounder. They had it mounted and put it up in their living room. Gramp tried for years to catch one to match it. He finally gave up and had a catch mounted and hung next to hers.
The plaques read: HERS – 135 lbs; HIS 13.5 ounces.
July 24, 2017
Ocean City No.113 Reel
Ocean City No.143
This reel and box combo is from 1939.
Ocean City No.162
Ocean City No.162H
Ocean City No.163
Ocean City No.163H
Ocean City No.165 Reel
Ocean City No.167 Reel
Ocean City No.903 and the No.903M Reels
Ocean City No.904 and the No.904M Reels
Ocean City No.905 and the No.905M Reels
The model No.905 was one of the last reels produced by Ocean City and carried on afterwards with the True Temper name. This reel was sold from about 1959 into the late 1960s. It is a 300YD reel and was made to fish with 20# mono line. It was designated a live bait/surf/boat reel with a fast retrieve of a 4 to 1 gear ratio. It was a mid priced model and in 1966 sold for $15.00. I believe the letter M stands for marine-aluminum fluted spool.
Pictures and reel information below courtesy of Todd Boaze.
Free Spool, Multiple Disc Star Drag, Star Drag System, On/Off Clicker Switch, Light Extra Strong Fluted Spool of Marine Aluminum , Metal Re-Enforced Sideplates, Constant Mesh Gears, Oil Retaining Bronze Bushing, Spool Adjustable From Both Sides, Highly Polished Chrome and Black Finish
Made By Ocean City Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
20 Pound Test Mono (300 Yards)
4.0:1 Gear Ratio
5-3/4″ width with handle X 4″ width without handle X 3″ height X 1-1/2″ spool
Ocean City No.907M Reel
Ocean City No.908M Reel
Ocean City No.910 Reel
Ocean City No.915 Reel
Ocean City No.920 Reel
Ocean City No.922 Reel
Ocean City No.923 Reel
Ocean City No.930 Reel
Ocean City No.932 Reel
Ocean City No.935
Ocean City No.936 & 936M Reel
The first reel box shown below is courtesy of Dan Gould. The reel that was in it turned up to be an Inductor No.250, not the correct No.936. The inductor in 1955 cost $25 while the No.936 was only $9.95. The reel belonged to his father and was possibly handed down to his father from Dan’s grandfather.
Ocean City No.937 “Angeleno”
The No.937 shows up in the 1955 catalog and is a Surf, Pier and Live Bait Reel. Named “Angeleno” as was the 936 and 936M. It is a 150YD reel with 1 25/32″ length pillars, weighs 14.9oz and used number 9 or 27lb test line. The smallest of the Angeleno’s.
The example shown below is courtesy of Tom Richards and it is excellent in the box with instructions. Thanks Tom for the great pics. The price on the box is penciled in at $8.95, the same price that’s in the 1955 catalog.
Ocean City No.939
Ocean City No.940 Reel
Ocean City No.944 Topsail Reel
Ocean City No.945 Reel
Ocean City No.950 Reel
The Ocean City 950 , known as the Monoline , came out in 1955 and was ocean City’s answer to the problem of the new monofilament lines of the day. The extreme pressure from the new mono lines stretching would warp and split the older spools so better spools were needed. They were also very handsome reels with the blue side plates. This is a 950 that belongs to Anthony DeVito that he inherited from his grandfather. The first ad is from 1955 , the second from 1956.
Ocean City No.961
This set of reels appear to be models No.961 (red or green) or No.163 (blue).
Ocean City No.965
Ocean City No.981
Ocean City No.982 Reel
Ocean City No.987 Reel
Pictures are courtesy of Wayne Benson.
Ocean City No.990 and No.991 Reels
Pictures are courtesy of Wayne Benson and Jonathan Kring.