The reel is in used but very nice condition. LANGLEY CORP (San Diego, California) The Langley Corporation was incorporated in 1939 to make dental equipment. A renowned aircraft designer and inventor.
When WWII ended, Mandolf transformed the company into a national producer of fishing equipment with reels made of lightweight aluminum. Langleys line of fishing tackle produced between 1946 and 1962 grew to 15 models of bait casting reels, 10 models of fly reels, 9 models of spinning reels, 5 models of spin casting reels, 59 models of fishing rods, a couple of lures and the famous De Liar scale.
Improvements were always being made in each line as time went on, providing collectors numerous versions of Langley products to collect. Langleys flagship baitcasting reel, the Streamlite, weighed just 5 ounces and incorporated a perforated spool arbor to reduce backlashes. Other early reels included the narrow spool Lurecast and the freespool Target for tournament casters.
All of these reels were made of anodized aluminum and became very popular. They had many features invented and patented by Henry Mandolf, a master at economizing in the production process. The Gearbox Control reels, introduced in 1948, used a Mandolf invention to allow the gears to be cleaned and lubricated without completely disassembling the reel.
After the Korean War, Langley introduced a very successful line of spinning reels, from ultralites to a large surf-casting model, the Spinator. New management took the company more and more into aircraft and aerospace work, with the tackle business waning in popularity. In fact, in 1962 Zebco Corporation, then a division of Brunswick Corp. Specifically to produce Langleys line of spinning reels, which they did into the early 1970s.
There is something for every collector in the fishing tackle Langley produced, some are common and some are quite rare, but all are colorful and built with precision. The item is in condition and states as shown in the photos. If you have questions please feel free to ask. If you have lures or reels you would like to consign please contact me, Id love to earn your business. Thank you for allowing me to add this piece for your enjoyment and to your collection.
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The item "Vintage Zebco / Langley Lurecast Model 330 Antique Bait Casting Fishing Reel" is in sale since Monday, October 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Reels\Casting Reels".
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