I have four of them at the moment (five if you include my "extra") and the bale in the picture is very like the one they have.WhiteWolf wrote:The sticker on mine is on the same side as in the advert. I don't know just how accurate that illustration is though because the bale arm looks a little different to the one on the one that I have.
I see what you mean about the sticker - this might clear it up -
1) This silver coloured one is the original -
2) After this there was a gold coloured one that was the same size and shape and occupied the same space on the reel (not as nice as the original silver for me).
3) Then there was this type which took over on several reels circa 1970ish -
This one (on the opposite side of reel) was not a great badge from a design aspect and also wore/faded quickly as in this one which now has a blank space where it once said "Intrepid New Deluxe" in black inside a thin black border.
Another difference with badge 3) models is that the shallow recess on the reel body which the original badges 1) & 2) sat in was filled in thus the left side plate is very slightly different too.