Encouraged by the sales, Henze developed two more designs. Privation during the Great Depression. Forced families into subsistence fishing, aiding company growth. In 1942, Penn Reels moved to West Hunting Park Avenue. Upon Henze's death in 1948, his wife Martha assumed the company presidency.
Penn Reels grew from a regional presence to a world leader in the years that followed. So, here is an early very scarce PENN reel, circa late 1930s/early 1940's, that was designed for economy in mind.
It is the ATLANTIC model, No. This reel is in incredible condition for its age. Although perhaps used a couple of times.I believe the reel was thoroughly cleaned and put away for 70 - 80 years. That accounts for the lack of corrosion on metal parts. The only wear to note is on each end of the top of the reel foot where it appears the reel was forced on, then stored on a rod for awhile. The model is very basic in design. The reel measures 3 1/8" in diameter, 2 3/8" across the side plates, and weighs 10 oz. Line capacity is 200 yds.
The reel comes with a complimentary cardboard storage box and a grainy copy of a PENN 1939 catalog page featuring the ATLANTIC reel. The item "Vintage Scarce Early PENN ATLANTIC No. 14 Reel, circa 1940's.
USA" is in sale since Wednesday, November 25, 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, Ukraine, 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, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.