In very good condition for its age. It was been well looked after and is in full working order and complete with original full length, unfiled smooth foot and folding ebonite handle.
These reels evolved from the Swiss Record Reel, patented by Karl Seigrist in 1945, which incorporated a rear drag and anti-reverse. The Swiss Record was groundbreaking in rear drag design and the fore-bearer of many spinning reels seen today.
The Record Reel Company of Zurich introduced the Swiss Record rear drag spinning reel in 1946. There were many models and variations sold from late 1940s-1970s. In the early ’50s Thommen Sports Equipment of NY began importing them, hence the Thommen Record name on the sideplates.