Dating ambassadeur 5000 reel

In the 1960s and 70s, Galveston, Texas was where my family spent its free time.

One of my father’s favorite reels was the Ambassadeur 6000.

In 1995, about the time I realized I wanted to collect these reels seriously, I met Simon Shimomura at the Houston, Texas NFLCC show.

Just purchased a red Abu 5000 with white handles of serial number 644668 on the foot.

And this ebay seller will definately get good feedback!

I am informed that the serializing process did not begin until the Record name from the Ambassadeurs whence they were named ABU Ambassadeur only.I have all 3 in my armoury of useful reading material about ABU.Briefly I have noticed many changes in the numbering systems from my earliest Records, where often no numbers were engraved at all, through to the current reels.My introduction to collecting tackle started with lures and quickly spread to reels.As a young boy, my father frequently took me fishing.

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