List of Ambidex Reel Models

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List of Ambidex Reel Models

Post by Mark » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:33 pm

Here is a list of Ambidex Reel Models along with their approximate year of manufacture, within these models there were other variations or types of reel.

Ambidex Casting Reel - 1944
Ambidex No. 1 (half bale arm) - 1946
Ambidex No. 2 (half bale arm) - 1947
Ambidex No. 1 FP (full bale arm) - 1954
Ambidex No. 2 FP (full bale arm) - 1954
Ambidex No. 3 FP (full bale arm) - 1954
Ambidex No. 4 - 1959
Ambidex De-luxe - 1961
Ambidex Mk 5 - 1961
Ambidex Mk 6 (bronze or gold) - 1961
Ambidex Mk 6 SD (blue) - 1961
Ambidex Mk 7 - 1963
Ambidex Mk 6 (new shape) - 1964
Ambidex Mk 7 (new shape) - 1964
Ambidex De-luxe (new shape) - 1964
Ambidex Mk 8 (Delmatic) - 1964
Ambidex Mk 9 - 1965
Ambidex Match - 1967
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Post by Nobby » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:39 pm

That's quite a list, Mark, thanks.
I have two Mark Sixes which are black, with blue and yellow trim and several Delmatic 2s with grey plastic spools, both with different anti-reverse knobs.

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Post by Mark » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:56 pm

Nobby wrote:That's quite a list, Mark, thanks.
I have two Mark Sixes which are black, with blue and yellow trim and several Delmatic 2s with grey plastic spools, both with different anti-reverse knobs.
It would be nice to see some pictures Nobby.
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Post by PerchBasher » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:52 pm

I'm not sure what model mine is, but its the swan necked one. coloured pale blue. I bought it in the early 70's as (I think) it was much cheaper than than the Mitchell 300 which I really wanted but couldn't afford.

I use it occasionally, purely out of nostalgia as with apologies to Ambidex fans, performance wise, its not a patch on the Mitchell. A pity really, as its built like a tank, the workmanship is there, its British made and I want to like it!

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Post by Mark » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:11 pm

perchbasher wrote:I'm not sure what model mine is, but its the swan necked one. coloured pale blue. I bought it in the early 70's as (I think) it was much cheaper than than the Mitchell 300 which I really wanted but couldn't afford.

I use it occasionally, purely out of nostalgia as with apologies to Ambidex fans, performance wise, its not a patch on the Mitchell. A pity really, as its built like a tank, the workmanship is there, its British made and I want to like it!
Any chance of a picture PB, we could then identify it for you. :thumb:
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Post by SeanM » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:19 pm

I believe that the blue swan necked one is a Mk 6. I've been chasing a reasonably priced one of these for a while without success!
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Post by Mark » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:47 pm

I think your right Sean, it will say mark six on the name plate if it is Perchbasher.
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Re: List of Ambidex Reel Models

Post by Nobby » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:55 am

It would appear that there are Mark Sixes in both body shapes then? And Mark Fives too, for that matter?


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Post by JohnnyP » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:23 am

Hi Mark - here is my little collection

Would both the casting reels be from 1944 even though they are different no's?

And I guess your list would date the Mark six to 1961?

Thanks for the info
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Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:35 am

Very nice. I think the last picture is the one I have. :thumb:
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