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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:35 am • #  
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Hello,
There are about fifteen years, I had the opportunity to see one of the few surviving copies of hollow molds used to engrave the name Mitchell + reel number.
It was the hollow mold 487.
Most Mitchell hollow molds were destroyed by pestle.
A person who has since become a friend did not want to sell me this hollow mold.
It a week ago we agreed to exchange one of my unusual French reels against the hollow mold.
So I had this hollow mold that I presented on personalized support.
It is unfortunate that this type of object that is part of the Mitchell story was destroyed, it was the time when the assets did not matter.
Best regards,
Christian
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:09 pm • #  
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Christian,
I have often wondered what these hollow molds looked like, so I am indebted to you for showing us the one you have.
Many Thanks,
Ted Lanham


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Hello Christian ,

Thanks for showing this very rare Mitchell item.
I have wondered how many ''unusual '' Mitchell items like these found their way out of the factory ..

amicalement,

Dries :sAni_fish:


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Hello Christian,

Thanks for showing this rare Mitchell item!!.
Would this be used to engrave the side plate of the reels?.

Best regards James.


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So the engraver put this on the side cover and stuck a dremil type tool at a certain depth to etch the side plate for the reel??? Great piece of history. I wonder how many there were and how long it took them to engrave the reel.
Thanks for sharing...
Kim :sCh_fisherman: :tup


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:55 am • #  
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Hello everyone,

That's the part that was used to engrave the name and number on the coverplate Mitchell487

The name "Mitchell" size 12.5 cm on the mold and 2.5 cm on the coverplate, so a ratio of 5/1

Attached are two pictures, the first showing signs that are identical, the second shows the mold cavity.
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Christian
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:41 pm • #  
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Christian,

An amazing find - thank you for sharing with us. It's unfortunate that so much Mithell history was simply discarded or destroyed at the factory. Happy that you were able to preserve another piece that would have otherwise been lost.

Regards,
Chris


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:21 pm • #  
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Hello,

Just two pictures showing the hollow mold on the wall" see".
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Christian
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It would be interesting to see how the engraving was done, I started engraving over 40 years ago with a new hermes engraving machine (and I have the same machine). As you call it the hollow mold would be mounted in my machine and the reel would be put in the part that holds the piece to be engraved. Then there is a piece that you put in and trace the mold, this would have worn the black paint out of the mold. Maybe this was a spare that was never used?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:36 am • #  
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Hello Syd
I do not know if this plate was used or not used.
The former owner recovered the plate during an internship at Mitchell before it was destroyed.
Black may have been made by him to an aesthetic question of presentation?
I will ask him when I see him, I do not know when, we live far from each other.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:23 am • #  
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hello Syd,
When checking backups on USB key that I made from my old computer, I found the photo that my friend had sent me in 2002.
There are no black!
The one I have is that there with addition of black (see the arrows that indicate common details)
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Christian
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Thanks, that is more of what I was thinking that we should see. My guess is the two holes were for alignment to hold the plate in place.


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