Horton Mfg. Co. Meek & Blue Grass Fishing Reels

The Horton Mfg. Co. - Bristol, CT

Horton Mfg. Co. was known for it's line of Bristol metal rods and Kingfish Brand fishing line. In 1916, they bought the B.F. Meek & Sons fishing reel business and name. They moved the manufacture from Louisville, KY to Bristol, CT. Horton continued to make a high quality reels in the Meek tradition up until late 1940's. Meek reels were the top of the line. The Blue Grass line was the mid-grade and Simplex was their economy grade. In addition to the Meek and Bluegrass line of reels, Horton introduced the less expensive Bristol line of bait casting and fly reels.


The HORTON MEEK No. 6 Reel


HORTON MEEK No. 3 Free-Spool Reel Awarded to Walter Willman in 1922


The HORTON MEEK No. 3 Freespool Reel, circa 1917


The HORTON MEEK No. 4 Freespool Reel, circa 1917


The HORTON MEEK No. 4 Reel, circa 1930


The HORTON MEEK No. 3 Reel, circa 1930


The HORTON MEEK No. 3 Reel, circa 1930


The HORTON MEEK No. 3 Aluminum Spool & Handle Tournament Reel, circa 1930


The HORTON MEEK No. 4 Reel, circa 1930


The HORTON MEEK No. 3 Tournament Reels, circa 1920


The HORTON MEEK No. 4 and No. 3 Reels, circa 1930


The HORTON No. 4 and No. 3 BLUE GRASS Reels, circa 1930


The HORTON MEEK No. 30 Reels, circa 1940


The HORTON BRISTOL No. 88 and No. 77 Reels, circa 1930


The HORTON MEEK No. 3 Engraved Reel


The HORTON MEEK No. 55 Fly Reel, circa 1938


The HORTON MEEK Fly Reels in the 1938 Catalog



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