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Old 04-10-2006, 03:38 PM
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My dad gave me an old penn 113 this weekend that still has the little lubricating ports in certain areas. any way of telling how old this thing is?
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Old 04-10-2006, 03:50 PM
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One way you can tell on Internationals is the serial number....the first two digits are the year of manufacturing. I don't know if it holds true for the Senator series.

On the Senators the first question I would ask is what color are the side plates. The low speed have been black forever...so you may need to desrcibe the handle.

The high speed Senators changed from maroon to red a few years ago....some expert here can tell you exactly when.

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Old 04-10-2006, 04:28 PM
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The older 4/0s will have some very dated lettering style on the sideplates. Should also have a bronze spool. How long has your dad had it?
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Old 04-10-2006, 06:14 PM
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Whatever it is pick up a newell gear set If you want the ultimate pick up an accurate kit for it
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