While not quite an "UNID," Dean Murphy sends us photos of a mysterious Kansas reel called the James Reel I've never heard about before. Perhaps someone out there can illuminate us on when it was made and, perhaps, send in some additional information on who made it. Here's what Dean wrote:
I am sending pictures of a reel which seems to be an unknown. It is the James reel made by James Inc. of Independence, Kansas.A friend of mine grew up in Independence and his father gave it to him in about 1950. He is not looking to sell the reel but would like some history and, of course, value.
Anyone with info on the James reel can contact Murph directly at dam AT socket DOT net.
-- Dr. Todd