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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:51 am • #  
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I thought some may like to help complete this article. There are so many maybe we should just try on the earliest ones at first to make it easier. Below are some of the ones I've found to date.

Probably the earliest one made was in French. The handle Knob appears to be wood?
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The next is still a 2nd Version but in English and what appears to be an aluminum knob plus it now shows a PUM:
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This shows a 3rd Version Mitchell written in German:
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Here's one by Garcia I don't think was ever published:
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(from the records of Doug DeSimone)

There are three Garcia half bail owner's manuals I'll post later. The easiest way to tell the very first one is it does not have a price of 20 cents on the cover.

If we get enough interest here, maybe even some participation, I'll be happy to add more.

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Hi Wallace
Thanks for these, it's really good to see them together like this.
I am sure many including myself would love to see the others when you put them in.

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Hi Wallace, the second manual which shows a pum says "may be replaced by a roller winder", was this an option on purchase or were the rollers supplied as an after sales accessory. Has anybody got one of the rollers or a reel with one on?
I agree with Roy, it would be good to see more of these manuals when you find time.
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Hello Wal,

I've not been able to find out if it was factory installed or an option but I would guess both? I've seen three, two of them were installed by the prior owner, the other said he bought it with the PUM but didn't know if it was factory installed.

You can see one by clicking here...

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Hello Mates,

Here's a few more early 300 series owner's manuals.

One of three Garcia 3rd Version Owner's Manuals with 53 Park Place Address:
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Garcia 4th Version at new 268 Fourth Ave Address:
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European in English 4th Version from early to mid 1950's:
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French 4th Version from early to mid 1950's:
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See our History forum for more on this French manual called "The 1st History Records"

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These are great Wallace, I wonder how many different languages were used for these.
It would be really good if some could be found in other languages and posted here, they must be out there somewhere.

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Hi Roy, Thank you but I still hope we can somehow post them all here. Here's some more:

5th Version in French ~ also mentions the 350 Rapid:
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5th Version in German ~ also mentions the 350 Rapid:
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5th Version European English:
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5th Version European in English:
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5th Version Garcia 1 ~ Page 21 has either New York or New Jersey address:
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5th Version Garcia 2 ~ Only has New Jersey Address ~ Page as shown from inside is the same as above:
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6th Version 1 Garcia ~ Looks the same as above but different picture:
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6th Version 2 ~ Smaller in size to fit Garcia's smaller boxes ~ Picture inside went back to 5th Version???
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7th Version Garcia with new Drag Knob, Anti-Reverse Lever, no dashes in "300" and Screw type handle:
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The last manual is the first one with a date. They were printed in 1971 and again in 1974 however; these changes took place in the latter years of the 1960s.

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Hello Group,

They are in Dutch too ,unfortunately I don,t have it
I'll try to find one .

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That would be great Dries,have your heard if they were done in Italian?

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Hello Rapido, Thank you very much.

Hello Dries, I've asked for these in Dutch from someone who says he has them all over a week ago. So far I've not received them. Please do what you can.

When we think we have them all, this "article" can be completed with all images on the last page for everyone to see.

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3rd Version in English:
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Thanks Mike!

3rd Version in French:
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3rd Version by Garcia ~ no price and different picture on cover:
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Only shows RH model (no LH) with very early 3rd Version Parts. Park Place address...

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Another great contribution Wallace, thanks mate.
I have been going through my paperwork but sadly I can't find anything to add to this topic but hopefully others will.

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Thank you Roy,

I hope we can get them all posted here but it looks dim. I'll post all we can find on the last page of this article in order of Mitchell 300 series reel versions and serial number range.This information will benefit anyone who collects Mitchell 300 reels enabling them to be correctly identified as original packages. Some will believe this can not be done but here's just one reason this info can be semi-accurate. With a little help from our mates or those willing to share, here's what can happen:

5th sn 1754433 300 by Jon Gregg NIB Wrapper ~ had never been opened:
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5th sn 1876820 300 by Martin Stone NIB Wrapper ~ had never been opened:
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As you can see; somewhere between these two serial numbers the owner's manuals changed. This is proof positive and not "extrapolated" information as some suggest Image

Finding these in Dutch, Italian and even Japanese has been most difficult. The closest find to those sold in Japan is only a sticker placed on the box.

Can anyone translate this please?
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If anyone has more of these manuals not shown but can't post them here, please feel free to email them to me at wallace@mitchellmates.com and I'll post them for you.

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Hello Christian,

Would you be so kind to post the ones we don't have here so it will be more complete?
Your opinion of date of issue and reel version would also be nice.

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Hello Wallace,
I have looked for missing manuals for our site but have not yet been able to track any down. Could anybody else help who may have what we require to complete this thread or at least further it for more replies.

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Hello Martin,

I've been contacted by another Mitchell Mate who is willing to share and has the missing manuals and even more! We hope to have this complete next week for all to see.

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Hi Wallace,
Nice to see we have the documentation coming to complete the thread, the bit i like is "even more" info coming from the mate.Image




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Hi Martin, Here's a sample of "even more" from our Mitchell Mate, James Entwistle.

He is working on the rest Image

3rd Version in English. Has anyone ever seen one like it before?
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Hi Wallace
Yes I have seen this paperwork, it came in a box with a nice reel (A24893)

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Hi Roy,

Is the box Mitchell only on the box top located top-left? Is anything stamped on the bottom of the box?

This is looking like it's possibly a generic English leaflet circa 1950?

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Hello Wallace
Yes Mitchell only, located top left.
Sadly I no longer have this reel and box and I can't remember what, if anything it had on the bottom of it. Image

Although this box, reel and paperwork came into my possession together, as a set if you like, I can't be sure that they all left the Mitchell factory together.

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Hello Mitchell Mates,

Sorry it took so long but I've been away; then I had to catch up!!!

First off, I'm making a correction to the following manual previously shown. After further review and looking at the Trip Lever with the "teeth"; This one may have been a 5th Version and not a 6th as previously stated. The other Euro 6th Versions shown have a smooth edge placing them after this one. There was a slow transition of this lever between these versions so it was most likely used for both.

5th Version European English:
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Here's two more I was able to find:

4th Version in French:
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Last 300 model made in the late 1980s:
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The one above has a print date of early 1988 but I also have these with print dates in early 1989 and 1990...

I'll wait a week and see if any others are found. The next post I'll do will have all of the above on one page in order.

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That would be great Dries,have your heard if they were done in Italian? maxbet


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Mates,

One other change from the first version (shown at the start of this thread) to the 2nd/3rd versions (shown above) is the description of the line stop. The line stop’s description goes from “nouveau” to a license of patent citation.

Could this be a date marker?

The patent cited is FR900325 by Mauborgne/Pezon & Michel awarded 25-Sep-1944, published 26-Jun-1945.

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