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salmonfishing

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Montgomery Ward ART. NO.60-6446 reel
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:03:06 PM »
Here is a fully functioning Montgomery Ward Art. No.60-6446 reel. It is a Johnson Commander Model 150 with the MW badge on it. I paid a bit more than I wanted to for it but I couldn’t let it disappear off into the unknown! Need to capture these reels and post pics so we know they existed. What makes this reel a little different I believe from other Johnson made Montgomery Ward or Hawthorne reels is there is no color change from the Commander 150. Just a different side badge.

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Re: Montgomery Ward ART. NO.60-6446 reel
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 06:59:47 AM »
Thanks Chuck, wonder how many other Johnson reels are out there with just a different decal for the store selling them. The Ace Hardware 101C is a green Century 100B & Hawthorne 60-6445 is a black Johnson 88A, both of these are also original Johnson reels with a different side badge.

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Re: Montgomery Ward ART. NO.60-6446 reel
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 07:19:35 AM »
I forgot about the Ace Hardware 101C. I actually have that one (too many reels to keep track of maybe?). Haven't seen the Hawthorne 60-6445.

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Re: Montgomery Ward ART. NO.60-6446 reel
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 07:38:33 AM »
Johnson slapped a different decal on the 088A a lot. Not only do we have the Hawthorne 60 6445, we also have the Ace Hardware 088AC and the Montgomery Ward 60 6445.

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Re: Montgomery Ward ART. NO.60-6446 reel
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 02:52:33 AM »
How did you get a hold of those, Huckster? What's the story behind them? I'm hoping for those pics, that'd be great.

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Re: Montgomery Ward ART. NO.60-6446 reel
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 07:39:13 AM »
I picked them up when ever I stumbled across one. The story as best as I can figure is the stores (Ace Hardware, Montgomery Ward) bought the Johnson reels to sell in their stores, and had Johnson put their label on them or they put their label on them their selves. I have posted pictures of each one I have, but the only difference is the decal stuck on the side plate.
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