"What your grandfather had here is a perfect catfishing reel. It was designed by California reelmaker Joseph A. Coxe and manufactured by the Bronson Reel Company of Michigan beginning in the late 1930s. It is a Coxe Do/All Model 65. You may wonder why it does not say "J.A. Coxe" anywhere on the frame; this is what we call a "trade reel," meaning Coxe manufactured it for another company, in this case, Montgomery, Ward & Co., the famed Chicago catalog retailer who sold a great deal of tackle under the Sport King name. It is a fine reel, but the picture shows it is missing the level wind mechanism. I'm betting your grandfather removed it because it was a more useful catfish reel without the level wind. In this condition, its value as a "parts reel" is negligible, but a Do/All in mint-condition would command $25-$50. You can view a pristine model by clicking here."