Dating mitchell 300 reels
Since its introduction in the late 1940s, nearly 30 million Mitchell 300 reels have been sold worldwide.
In 2000, Mitchell was purchased by Pure Fishing as part of the JWA fishing products acquisition.
i have three reels i just recently required a 306, 300, and 624.
But by 1980, these two brands would become independent and go their separate ways.
They created the first prototype open-faced spinning reel in the latter part of the 1930s and a patent was granted in 1950 for this new reel design.
The true origin of the name Mitchell remains mysterious–Although Carpano & Pons had the intention to name their first reel “Michel”, they discovered this name was already used and patented so they gave the reel an American sounding name that was very in vogue at the time.
In 1990, Johnson Worldwide Associates (JWA) bought the Mitchell Company.
The company moved its headquarters and R&D to Marignier, France, where it is still located today.