VTG ZEBCO Zero Hour Electric Company Oil Well Timing Device Tulsa Oklahoma Reel
Hull arrived in Tulsa with a strange contraption that would forever change the sport of fishing - the first closed-face fishing reel. The more unusual thing about Hull's invention was the company he would eventually partner with to manufacture his new invention - the Zero Hour Company. The reels went into production in 1949 using an acronym of the company's name - Zebco - and before long this side business took over and the business stopped making the original devices altogether. This is a nonfunctioning device and a huge part of ZEBCO history.
Examples rarely surface if ever. Most collectors know nothing of their existence.
Measures 8.5 inches in length. Please view photos as they are part of the description. Thank you for your interest! If you have any specific instructions regarding special packing, please let me know before paying so that I may adjust invoice if necessary.