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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:11 pm • #  
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Mates, I started a new thread for this as the original started out as a "Two Screw" thread. As you may recall, I made reference to a Salt Water PUM and I believe I have found out how to tell if it was a factory made PUM or a has a Kit installed. Chris - it means a lot to me to have your concurrence, and thanks for the pics of the Kit. Five years ago Wallace and I debated this very question and we have two reels with the special screw for the counter weight to compare. See these articles where Wallace shows an identical screw.

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Barring a box that serial numbers match the reel and is marked PUM, with the special screw, I believe we have the answer. Any input is welcome.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:08 pm • #  
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Thanks Randy,

And thank you for adding the link to your previous discussion on this topic....very interesting. I didn't realize you had TWO examples of that particular screw for the counterweight - I agree that pretty much indicates a Factory PUM to me. However, what I also find interesting in your photos is the condition of the inside of the rotor cup - it doesn't appear to have ever had the bail release mechanism/rod installed - no wear, no scratches. That was a convincing point to me in evaluating my Mitchell Albatros 304 PUM. Also, I have had many and varied conversations with people in the supply chain of manufacturing / assembly i.e. Ford Motor Company. Here's how I think that worked at Mitchell; They designated a workstation (or two) at certain times (orders pending) where all of the parts for the Salt Water PUM were gathered for a couple of workers to assemble. No bails, screws, releases etc. and the boxes were subsequently stamped PUM upon completion of the reel - all in an assembly station or two at the factory. I believe the PUM kit used the original bail screw to keep the cost down and because it would work.

While I would love to see a numbers matching NIB Salt Water stamped PUM, I still think you have Factory PUM Salt Water reels and you have unlocked the Mitchell Salt Water Factory PUM mystery :sSig_youtheman:

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Hello Randy and Chris,

I was looking in an old Albatros catalog and found a picture of a 302 PUM ( 1961 ) with the text ; could be ordered with a PUM.
I will look thru my documents and see what I can find more .

regards , Dries


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Hi mates,

Just found an Albatros document from june 1962 It says that Albatros could replace the bail for a PUM ..

But.. with the Albatros 304 and 306 with PUM stamped on the box i don,t rule out that there is a 302 box with a PUM stamp somewhere....


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