ABU-Garcia / Record / Mitchell

In 1921, by the river Mörrum in Svängsta, Sweden, Carl August Borgström founded AB Urfabriken. The company manufactured pocket watches, telephone timers and taxi meters. Borgström was a brilliant craftsman with a talent for light precision engineering; skills he had acquired during his years in the Halda watchmaking factory.

Unfortunately, World War II caused a steep decline in the demand for taxi meters. Undaunted, ABU redirected its skills toward the development of precision fishing reels used by anglers the world over. Abu Garcia later received the honor of being chosen "Purveyor To The Royal Swedish Court," a distinction bestowed upon a very select group of manufacturers for consistently exceeding its highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

Abu Garcia's influence on the sportfishing community is unmatched. The company remains firmly committed to maintaining its industry leadership position by providing anglers everywhere with the highest quality, most innovative products.

The last truly great spinning reel made in Sweden, this one in our collection was added in 1999. These Reels are Rare now, and very valuable to Abu-Garcia collectors.

This Garcia Mitchell 300 dates to 1955 these were among the most popular reels to feature the Garcia name of this era. The Garcia Mitchell 300 is legendary!

In 1941 the first ABU Record Reel is introduced. This Abu Record 1550C dates to 1949.

This Garcia Mitchell 301 L H dates to 1954 these were among the first reels to feature the Garcia Sticker on them. This is a great piece of our collection.

This beautiful Mitchell 314 is one of the 6th version dating to 1957. This left hand reel was made in France, features the serial number stamped on the body & the C.A.P. This reel works like new is in fantastic shape.

In 1941 the first ABU Record Reel is introduced. This Abu Record 1700C dates to 1955. It is missing the end caps.

More great reels coming soon, Check back often to see more.

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