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#12401171 - 08/25/17 03:31 PM Old Zebco
Buddy E Offline
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Just wanted share some pics of an old Zebco I have and keep hanging onto. Story is a friends uncle got for retirement in 1958, I acquired in 1992 when I helped him with an estate settlement. Still in the original package as he received it in 1958.



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#12401226 - 08/25/17 03:59 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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how cool...i have a Zebco 89 i bought around 1960 on the same rod...still works great...just a little big & heavy~~~
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#12401393 - 08/25/17 06:16 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Got to love it! Thanks for posting. thumb
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#12401904 - 08/26/17 06:13 AM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Good stuff. woot

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#12401919 - 08/26/17 06:39 AM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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#12402312 - 08/26/17 02:12 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Wow, $45.90 in 1958! Just did a quick online calculator of 1958 to 2017 dollars: $45.90 in 1958 would be $338.36 in 2017. Premium stuff right there.
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#12402330 - 08/26/17 02:31 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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The Original Zebco 33 was, by far, the best reel ever made.
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#12402340 - 08/26/17 02:40 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Back when they were still made in Tulsa,Ok USA.Thanks for sharing.

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#12402572 - 08/26/17 06:52 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Its a shame they are made like 3 blind mice assembled them now a days

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#12404011 - 08/27/17 08:29 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Nice

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#12427483 - 09/15/17 08:19 AM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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ZEro hour Bomb COmpany.

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#12428207 - 09/15/17 08:48 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Fisherman110]
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Zero Hour Bomb Company,
thanks for that, interesting.


Edited by Buzzard Breath (09/15/17 08:48 PM)
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#12437671 - 09/22/17 05:26 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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That is a piece of history.

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#12498363 - 11/09/17 04:47 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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#12498372 - 11/09/17 04:53 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Thats awesome I used to have one of the boy scout ones heck that reel will probably catch more fish then the new ones.

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#12505392 - 11/16/17 09:33 AM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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#12505460 - 11/16/17 10:17 AM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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I just ran my three old 33’s through the ultrasonic cleaner one at a time until the water stopped turning black and reassembled with some good lube and all three are slicker than snot. Now I need three good cheap rods to make some good pier fishing rods.

I’ll snag old Zebco and Abu Swedish reels on sight.
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#12505559 - 11/16/17 11:32 AM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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i luv my Zebco-matics...i have 33's, 22's, 11's, an 89 and a couple of perch/crappie triggerspin lightweights...dependable...no backlash
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#12517805 - 11/27/17 10:33 AM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Wish I still had my old zebco's from when I was a kid. Mine were from the 90's, but still...
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#12520535 - 11/29/17 03:44 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Back in 1978 I Landed a 7.13 lb Spotted bass on an old Zebco just like that, talk about drag singing !

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#12520613 - 11/29/17 05:14 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Holy smoke! I had no idea they were expensive in 1958. $46 in ‘58 is equivalent to about $380 today.

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#12522075 - 11/30/17 08:54 PM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Nice! thumb
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#12522537 - 12/01/17 08:06 AM Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E]
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Loc: Georgetown, TX
I sent these pics to the VP of Marketing at Zebco/Quantum. He said that was a pretty rare package and surprised to see the wrapper still on.

Thanks for sharing!
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