Store for many other fine, clean, and quality items. From my personal reel collection is a rare find, rare in the sense because of the condition of the reel, its original box, and the extras that come with the box. These models were first introduced in 1939 and were made for many years afterwards.They are still in use today by many surf fishermen. Im guessing this one dates back to the 1950s, which I know because I owned one back then similar to this one and caught many a striper surf fishing the Atlantic Ocean waters along the south shore of Long Island, NY.
The reel was manufactured by the PENN Fishing Tackle Mfg. The tail plate is engraved with an attractive scene of a fisherman fishing the surf. This reel is still considered one of the best conventional surf reels ever built.
The reel is loaded with features that include one-screw take-apart, chromium plated brass frame, metal parts, and spool, metal bound black Bakelite side plates, a strong clicker, multiplying, on/off free spool/anti-reverse, stainless steel gears, convertible star drag, ball bearings, one shot lubrication, and a light orange torpedo shaped handle knob, which turns freely. The reel measures 2 ¾ in diameter and 3 ¼ across the side plates.
The gear ratio is 3 1/3:1, rated for a line capacity of 250 Yds. And weighs 19.7 oz.
The 2-piece original box is in GOOD condition. The item "Vintage PENN SQUIDDER No.140 Surf Casting Reel withBox & Extras, circa 40's/50's" is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Reels\Casting Reels". The seller is "captainsquid80" and is located in Tomball, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.