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Mitchell 300 Fake
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Author:  cudabr [ Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:14 am ]
Post subject:  Mitchell 300 Fake

The following pictures are of a Mitchell 300 Fake called the Siegfried.
I actually bought this reel when I was a kid at a discount store in Newburgh , New York probably around 1959 or 1960. It says Japan on the mounting bar and Siegfried on the side. The action and gearing is terrible compared to the Mitchell 300 but it still works. Does anyone have any more information. Thanks

Author:  Smead [ Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mitchell 300 Fake

An entire subforum to explore!!

http://www.mitchellreelmuseum.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=80&sid=9b1b1aed61c01395db7a47de40e53e95

Looks like a "wind-up toy" version.

Author:  cudabr [ Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mitchell 300 Fake

Found the box for this reel while cleaning out the attic.

Author:  Smead [ Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mitchell 300 Fake

I've always suspected that one company made this specific Japanese copy type and other companies had them made with their own logo on them.

Author:  JPC [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mitchell 300 Fake

That look-a-like is a great find. They are very hard to find with the original box, this is even the first time I have ever seen a Siegfried with it's box.
Thanks for showing !
Jean-Paul

Author:  cudabr [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mitchell 300 Fake

Hi Jean -Paul. This was not a great find because I bought this when I was a kid. I am 67 now and I probably bought this when I was about 13 years old. I actually remember buying it at a discount department store called Big Scotts for only a few dollars. The price was on the box but I could not read it any more. Its been in my cabinet of fishing equipment for over 50 years. Luckily I still had the box in the attic.
Thanks, Bill

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