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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:13 am • #  
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Hello,
Just a little message to report a link to a new site (in French) dedicated to Mitchell.
Best regards,
Christian

https://mitchellpub.monsite-orange.fr/index.html


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:38 am • #  
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Bonjour Christian,

C'est un tres bon site, merci beaucoup.


This is a good site, in French, but with excellent illustration of old sales posters. I haven't explored it fully, but like what I have seen so far.

Many thanks to Christian for posting this link.


G. Glen Simpson
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


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Christian,
Thank you for posting the link. I found the website quite interesting and enjoyable. Of course I now have many questions I would like to ask you. :clap

Kind Regards,
Bill :tup


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Hello Glen and Bill
Thank you for your comments.
It is with pleasure that I will answer your questions, obviously within the limits of my knowledge.
Best regards
Christian


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Thank you Christian...that is a fantastic collection of advertisements all in one place.

Sandman


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Christian,
I noticed on the Home tab you show a 1949 Mitchell and a 1988 Mitchell 300A and was wondering if, in your opinion, the 300A was the last Mitchell made in France or were there others?

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Bill :tup


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The neat thing about the site, is that you can go through it from the earlier time and each new model will appear. For instance, in 1953 the CAP 304 has a half bail, in 1954 it shows a full bail.

New reels appear in the same manner so we can date the models introduction with Mitchell’s own brochure ads.

G.Glen Simpson, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


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Hello,
Bill, I think the 300A is one of the last reels made in France. The last year Mitchell put a letter in the serial number is 1988, with a "T".
I have a 300A, a 301A and a 496 (black) with a "T". The highest is the 496 with SN T.09.01 .. I have never seen a letter "U"
By cons I have two 300 identical to the 300A but marked "MITCHELL TAIWAN"

Glen, you're right for half-bail and full-bail but I'm suspicious of some pictures that are a drawing that may not reflect reality in my opinion (cover). All photos are taken from CAP and MITCHELL catalogs where the photos are not updated for some years, hence the same picture for a few years

Sandman, I will share my knowledge with pleasure as long as I can.

Best regards,
Christian


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:01 am • #  
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You are probably correct on this Christian, I have not really studied the images on the site completely. I will do so in the near future.

I wish I could journey to France to see your collection of Made in France reels from many manufacturers.

You have made a significant contribution to posts in this forum for some time. Many of us appreciate your efforts and respect your knowledge, as well as that of other senior, knowledgeable members here.

Merci beaucoup encore.


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