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    Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
    That doesn't look like a Penn to me. An Ocean City reel would be my guess. Put the emphasis on guess since I'm no expert.
    You may be right, DRH. Ocean City Chelsea 250, and the "star" washer-thing on the back side-plate (not the star drag) looks very much the same.

    ORCA Online ? Reel Talk ? View topic - Ocean city orphan cleanup before and after

    * I reserve the right to be wrong.

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    Gentlemen I honestly have no idea.

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    OKeee Dokee found this one on flea-bay. I do believe we have a winner. Except for a few different bolts, cross members over the spool and a few other things this model looks a lot like the one I have, especially the "250" stamp on the base.
    Vintage Ocean City Bay Model 250 Made in USA Casting Baitcaster Fishing Reel | eBay


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    Agree.
    It's missing the OC emblem, but that is an Ocean City freespool lever fer sure.

    Good eye David!

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    Then is the (wooden handle ) an after market addition ? Just curious .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildh2oskier View Post
    OKeee Dokee found this one on flea-bay. I do believe we have a winner. Except for a few different bolts, cross members over the spool and a few other things this model looks a lot like the one I have, especially the "250" stamp on the base.
    Vintage Ocean City Bay Model 250 Made in USA Casting Baitcaster Fishing Reel | eBay


    I've got to admit this reel has me intrigued and I'm learning a little about OC reels. The 250 on the bottom of the foot is common to several of their reels and come to find out that it is in reference to the capacity of the reel and not a model number. I've been scouring the interweb and haven't been able to find your reel exactly. The handle is the main thing I'm unable to match. My research leads me to believe it is a Bay City 112W. Check it out here.
    Ocean City Salt Water Reels "Named" - Ocean City Reel Photos and Information By Robert Ellis and Friends

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    Quote Originally Posted by usa View Post
    Then is the (wooden handle ) an after market addition ? Just curious .
    Probably not aftermarket. Maybe a homemade replacement, perhaps an early version or maybe even a handle borrowed from another model of OC reel.
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    The handle does not look homemade and the fit is good for the handle. So I am going to say that it came with it. I will check out the OC page on the laptop when I get home. My eyesight is too weak to do any close examining on this phone. I have to admit that as a history buff I am finding this side of fishing very exciting. Thanks for all the help.
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    I have a rod that you may be interested in. It is a newer OC solid glass 6 footer (probably from the 70's). It won't be a period precise rod to match your reel, but since it needs refurbishing things can be done to make it look like they were meant to be together.

 

 
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