Benjamin-Sellar Thumezy Reel
Benjamin-Sellar Mfg. Co., Chicago, IL
The Benjamin Thumezy was made by
the Benjamin-Sellar Mfg. Co. in Chicago, IL. The Thumezy is perhaps
one of the most complex and most aesthetically pleasing of any
fishing reel ever made. Push the thumb craddle once and the reel
goes in to free-spool mode. Once the reel is in free-spool, the
thumb craddle is used as a brake for the spool. The reel was only
made for a couple of years around 1916. It came in the
style shown in the photo below and in a heavier, but similar style.
The BENJAMIN THUMEZY Reel, circa 1916
The BENJAMIN THUMEZY Reel Box, circa 1916
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