VTG Electric Zebco Omega 154 Fishing Reel John' for the disabled by A-dec Mfg RA
By A-dec a leading mfg. The reel is a Zebco Omega 154 Reel used in the making of the John's Reel manufactured by A-dec Inc. They are located in Oregon and have been in business at the same location since 1967. I have no idea how this reel came about. By their website, they only mention the making of dental chairs, hand pieces etc.
Looking at this reel, it shows the very high quality used in the making of this reel, just like medical equipment quality. Everything is functioning as it should. This was my uncle's reel, he had a stroke in his 50's that resulted in the use of only one arm. The original invoice, instructions etc. John's Reel is a motorized, closed-face spinning reel with two retraction speeds. Intended for one-handed use by the disabled fisherman. It consists of a Zebco 154 reel, modified to accept a powerful gear-motor and two speed control switch. Power from the motor is transmitted from the motor to the reel mechanism by a timing belt. Electric power for the reel is supplied by a 6v battery carried in a comfortable waist belt. Also supplied to complete the unit, is a 6 volt charger. For complete details, please read the 3 page instructions and view the pictures. Mentioned on page 1 (a short switch button included for alternative mounting applications such as to Van's EZ Cast) We don't have the short switch button mentioned here.
This reel would be a nice addition to your reel collection, or could still be used by a disabled fisherman. Thanks for looking at this rare reel. The item "VTG Electric Zebco Omega 154 Fishing Reel John' for the disabled by A-dec Mfg RA" is in sale since Saturday, October 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Vintage\Reels\Other Vintage Fishing Reels".
The seller is "chop1001" and is located in Englewood, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.