Vintage Garcia Mitchell 402 Salt Water Spinning Reel & Avertisement
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Vintage Garcia Mitchell 402 Salt Water Spinning Reel & Avertisement:
I have fished Mitchell (Mitchell, Garcia Mitchell, & Abu Garcia) reels my whole life. They were and still are the best. Issue is I have over 100 reels and my wife is tired of the stuff all over the house. So I will say good bye to this one. It is a great reel and works perfectly for trolling and surffishing if not to just collect! Don't know exactly when manufactured because serial numbers were interspersed with another model when mfg.But I would say early to mid- 1960's. Included is an advertisement from the manufacturer 7 x 24 if perfect condition. I mean PERFECT!
Mitchell 402 – 1963-1977 = 189,313 Units Manufactured
Mitchell 403 – 1963-1974 = 29,481 UnitsManufactured
The Mitchell 402/403 was first advertised by Garcia in 1964. The earliest schematic we can find is 1963 again by Garcia. Because of the serial number and box, we feel confident in saying these were first Made inFrancein their 1961/62 season.On May-01-13 at 12:38:18 PDT, seller added the following information:
If you scroll down and look at all the pictures--I am also including an ad for Mitchell that has 2 pages and can be framed! That alone is worth at least $12. So.....