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Jan 23, 2023 23:57:20   #
4tfive7t Loc: Pittsburg Ca
 
Hey Guys I've just come across this neat but strange looking fishing reel from the early 1950s.called a Spinn-X it's a spin casting type reel. And I'm hoping that maybe someone here may have some 1st hande
knowledge on the workings of this reel. All that I've been to find out about it. Is that Spinn-X is what they called a trade reel. From a company called Humpal. I didn't know that trade reels was a thing until researching this reel. Trade reels are like Craftsman tools they don't make the tools. They just put their name on it. The Humpal company was started in Boulder Colorado in 1952 but by the mid 1950s they were alread out of business. This was about all I could find out about the reel. Besides seeing a photo of a couple of them in a salesmen's sample briefcase full of reels
Anything else would be great. Thanks in advance







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Jan 24, 2023 00:34:13   #
nutz4fish Loc: Colchester, CT
 
4tfive7t wrote:
Hey Guys I've just come across this neat but strange looking fishing reel from the early 1950s.called a Spinn-X it's a spin casting type reel. And I'm hoping that maybe someone here may have some 1st hande
knowledge on the workings of this reel. All that I've been to find out about it. Is that Spinn-X is what they called a trade reel. From a company called Humpal. I didn't know that trade reels was a thing until researching this reel. Trade reels are like Craftsman tools they don't make the tools. They just put their name on it. The Humpal company was started in Boulder Colorado in 1952 but by the mid 1950s they were alread out of business. This was about all I could find out about the reel. Besides seeing a photo of a couple of them in a salesmen's sample briefcase full of reels
Anything else would be great. Thanks in advance
Hey Guys I've just come across this neat but stran... (show quote)


Looking forward to seeing someone solving this mystery......

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Jan 24, 2023 07:05:40   #
JDFishes Loc: Atlantic County
 
Not sure what it is but shiny and looks cool, hope someone here gives you some good info, curious myself

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Jan 24, 2023 09:30:40   #
basshawg48 Loc: Louisiana
 
bassmaster has a section on antiques if you send it in they will tell you everything aboutit.

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Jan 24, 2023 11:27:43   #
BongsonBob Loc: East Bay
 
Contact ORCA-Old reel collectors assoc.. Someone there can help you

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Jan 24, 2023 13:13:13   #
4tfive7t Loc: Pittsburg Ca
 
Thanks I hope so

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Jan 24, 2023 13:20:35   #
4tfive7t Loc: Pittsburg Ca
 
Thanks for the info I'll have to look into that. When you said send it your just talking about sending them some photos

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Jan 24, 2023 13:30:41   #
4tfive7t Loc: Pittsburg Ca
 
Thanks Bob Yeah that's where I was able to find out what limited info I do know about it. At first I couldn't find anything on Spinn-X because I was searching for a fishing rod. And once I switched it to a reel. That was one of the first sites that popped up.

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Jan 24, 2023 13:37:31   #
4tfive7t Loc: Pittsburg Ca
 
That's what caught my eye I kind of did a Homer Simpson. It's shiny and pretty

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Jan 24, 2023 14:31:49   #
Xxibishnfishn Loc: Oakland,Ca.
 
4tfive7t wrote:
Hey Guys I've just come across this neat but strange looking fishing reel from the early 1950s.called a Spinn-X it's a spin casting type reel. And I'm hoping that maybe someone here may have some 1st hande
knowledge on the workings of this reel. All that I've been to find out about it. Is that Spinn-X is what they called a trade reel. From a company called

Humpal. I didn't know that trade reels was a thing until researching this reel. Trade reels are like Craftsman tools they don't make the tools. They just put their name on it. The Humpal company was started in Boulder Colorado in 1952 but by the mid 1950s they were alread out of business. This was about all I could find out about the reel. Besides seeing a photo of a couple of them in a salesmen's sample briefcase full of reels
Anything else would be great. Thanks in advance
Hey Guys I've just come across this neat but stran... (show quote)



I was not born yet but I do remember a spinning reel that the line was actually inside the fishing pole itself, if that’s one of them…… “wanna sell it” lol

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Jan 24, 2023 14:34:06   #
Xxibishnfishn Loc: Oakland,Ca.
 
4tfive7t wrote:
Hey Guys I've just come across this neat but strange looking fishing reel from the early 1950s.called a Spinn-X it's a spin casting type reel. And I'm hoping that maybe someone here may have some 1st hande
knowledge on the workings of this reel. All that I've been to find out about it. Is that Spinn-X is what they called a trade reel. From a company called Humpal. I didn't know that trade reels was a thing until researching this reel. Trade reels are like Craftsman tools they don't make the tools. They just put their name on it. The Humpal company was started in Boulder Colorado in 1952 but by the mid 1950s they were alread out of business. This was about all I could find out about the reel. Besides seeing a photo of a couple of them in a salesmen's sample briefcase full of reels
Anything else would be great. Thanks in advance
Hey Guys I've just come across this neat but stran... (show quote)


Also if there is a patent number on it look up it’s patent www.uspatent I believe

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Jan 24, 2023 14:35:42   #
Xxibishnfishn Loc: Oakland,Ca.
 
uspto.gov

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Jan 24, 2023 16:03:16   #
4tfive7t Loc: Pittsburg Ca
 
I didn't noticed a pat. # on it. But I'm going to take a better look at it for one. It's neat little set up for it's time. It's kind of like the 1970s pocket fisherman.But of the 1950s. Where on the back of the reel you can unscrew the whole cylinder part off. Or just the cap for tackle storage it had a couple of hooks already in it. And yes in the 3rd pic what kind of looks like spoon that's where the line comes out at. And the cap on the front unscrews to loosen the grip or tighten it down to hold the fishing rod part.

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Jan 24, 2023 16:22:08   #
Xxibishnfishn Loc: Oakland,Ca.
 
Then yes that’s one of those internal line reels I’ve heard about and I was born in 65… what you pay for it? Curious

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Jan 24, 2023 16:28:15   #
Xxibishnfishn Loc: Oakland,Ca.
 
Here is newer version I think

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