Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

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Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by DWW » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi
I am trying to put together a collection of the Intrepid Reels . They are all users and in line with this does anyone have a red plastic box for an Intrepid Elite that I could buy please ?
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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by DWW » Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:32 pm

Since my last post , I have had many comments from members so thanks ! I have managed to get two boxes one red and one grey . Can anyone help with the ages of the boxes and their colours ? I only thought that the Elite came with a red box . Was the grey one early or late or contemporary ?
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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by Stingray » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:29 pm

I always thought the grey was older but as I search my data I find that I have no genuine reason for believing that. For example: I have seen first model Elites in both grey and red boxes. Also, there is never a guarantee that a reel and box started life together so dating pairs may not be valid; your own efforts here are an example of that.

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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by Tonkin Wand » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:32 pm

Hi DWW, Grey boxes came first ,for morritts all ready were using these for their earlier reel .Two distinct Elites were made . Grey , red plastic boxes and cardboard packaging covered the range.

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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by DWW » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:50 pm

Thanks ! I really like the boxes ….sad but true !

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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by Walkerburt » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:38 am

My first spinning reel was an Elite, bought in 1962, it had a red box
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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by Stingray » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:14 pm

Walkerburt wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:38 am
My first spinning reel was an Elite, bought in 1962, it had a red box
Quite posh for a first spinning reel back then.

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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by Walkerburt » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:27 am

Yes, I suppose it was - I was 12 at the time - a generous gift from an angling mad grandfather
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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by Stingray » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:28 am

Walkerburt wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:27 am
Yes, I suppose it was - I was 12 at the time - a generous gift from an angling mad grandfather
Nice. And great memories.

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Re: Plastic box for Intrepid Elite

Post by Walkerburt » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:37 pm

Image

Here he is, fishing the Border Esk at Langholm, probably about 1958/9.

Phil
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