The "Arrow" fishing reel by Martin Moritz

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The "Arrow" fishing reel by Martin Moritz

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The reel comes from East Germany and was offered between 1954 and 1958. There were different versions and they cost 33.50 East German marks.
The special thing about the reel is the line laying, which is ensured by moving the line bracket up and down.

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Here are some variants and also with removed housing.

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Got be one of the ugliest reels I have ever seen,although it sounds to do it's job well!
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I prefer quirky rather than ugly.Gorgeous little machines.Excellent pics.Dead jealous 😎

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Re: The "Arrow" fishing reel by Martin Moritz

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AntiqueAngler wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 3:27 pm Got be one of the ugliest reels I have ever seen,although it sounds to do it's job well!
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Looks a bit like harrington's The Omnia.
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The Model 1 in the different variants did not prevail either. From 1958 came the 1.3 model, which looked like a normal reel. Then came the 1.4 model with an external spool in 1962.

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That light green hammered paint finish is quite common in East German reels maybe. I had an Eswede Delphin (EMTE/Martin Treppenhauer), also East German, that had the same paint scheme. Possibly a connection between these and the EMTEs.

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Re: The "Arrow" fishing reel by Martin Moritz

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Stingray wrote: Mon May 23, 2022 6:07 pm That light green hammered paint finish is quite common in East German reels maybe. I had an Eswede Delphin (EMTE/Martin Treppenhauer), also East German, that had the same paint scheme. Possibly a connection between these and the EMTEs.
No, there was no connection. Martin Moritz had his company in Karl-Marx-Stadt and Martin Treppenhauer in Dresden.

Yes, there was a hammer blow in green a few times in East Germany, here are a few examples.

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Martin Treppenhauers Delphin
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PMO`s , Plastimat Oranienburg
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Richard Lehmann, Simplex

But this color scheme also existed in other European countries, so it cannot only be related to East Germany.
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Bretton 804
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DAM Hobby
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ABU Record

and so forth .....

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Interesting. Might be fun to discover where they all got their paint from.

Also Morritt's Intrepid Continental which was trying hard to look continental of course. Many Czech made Tokoz reels had it too.
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I'd like to find some paint like that if anyone has any suggestions?

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"Hammerite"? Looks a bit paler than their current offerings, mind.
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The Bretton certainly and possibly others there look to be enameled or baked on too.

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