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Vintage Fishing Reels of Sweden by Daniel Skupien contains over 650 color photographs and patent drawings, and it’s loaded with historical information about Sweden’s world class reel-makers! It is a 192 page, 8 1/2" x 11", hardbound book. English language.
At the onset of World War II, shipping blockades and gasoline rationing forced a small Swedish mechanical workshop to reshape its business plan. Making a broad leap from taximeters to fishing reels, A.B. Urfabriken worked steadily to build its reputation among sport fishermen. Several other Swedish manufacturers followed suit, and before long the phrase "Made in Sweden" had become a trademark for innovation and quality workmanship. Against all odds, the phenomenal Ambassadeur reel earned ABU global recognition that would last right up to the present day.
Today Swedish-made fishing reels are collected all over the globe and are among the most prized. Names such as ABU, Arjon, River, Pebeco, W.D., Nordic, Rainbow, Radius, and Victory make many a collector perk his ears. There are several international collector clubs dedicated to the Ambassadeur alone, and many models bring top dollar at the auction block.
Vintage Fishing Reels of Sweden is the comprehensive guide to forty years of collectible Swedish-made reels. It contains background information on every manufacturer and discusses every production model made between 1940 and 1980. It includes baitcasters, spinning, and fly reels. With hundreds of color photographs, vintage advertisements, and patent drawings, it is a "must have" reference book for the collector and dealer alike.