Posted 5 years ago
Three different boxes Pflueger used to return reels that were repaired at the factory and the reels that were repaired. The maroon box has a single patent (1923) Pflueger Model 1573 Supreme reel with serial number 19386. The maroon boxes with the repair label are extremely scarce. The green and white box has another Pflueger Model 1573 Supreme with the marking 6 57 on the bottom which equates to June 1956. On the other end of the box is the normal foil label for a Pflueger Supreme. The tan box has a Pflueger Akron Model 1893. No date info is available for it. These items are a part of my Pflueger/4 Brothers bait casting reel collection. In addition to these I have 112 reels not in the box dating from 1907 to 1966 (the year that Shakespeare bought Pflueger) and 43 other reels complete in the original box. The vast majority of the reels were acquired thru trades or purchases from other collectors, garage sales, web sales, and auction sites. I began collecting these reels because my Father always fished with a Pflueger Rocket Model 1355. I still have this reel.