All chrome plated internals (see photos). Features knurled thumb rest post which is typical of 1930's reels (especially those without drag systems). This 97 has a star drag and knurled post. Note the line and yardage capacities indicated on the base of the reel seat, this is consistent with how some reel manufacturers marketed their reels in the pre-war period. The 97 and 98 Silverbeach models were introduced by Penn in 1938.
The Silverbeach was later reintroduced as the Silverbeach 99 (post WWII). The item "Vintage Penn Silver Beach 97 Reel Pre-war, No Part Numbers. Pat'd" is in sale since Friday, March 22, 2019.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Reels\Other Vintage Fishing Reels". The seller is "rfkca" and is located in Poway, California.
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