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Gulbransen "Fishing Pole" Tracking Mechanism
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  Regarding Douglas' posting, I checked the S & C service manual
and it shows a 'Brand-type' mechanical tracker with the friction wheel
on the left side of the spoolbox.

All of the components of the Gulbransen tracker, with the exception of
the 'fishing-pole' (which is mounted on the air motor), are located in
the transmission, on the right side of the spoolbox.

For your information, I was stimulated to start the quest for more
information because Bing Gibbs contacted me about a problem he's having
with the mechanism.  What might also be very helpful in this situation
are close-up pictures of the transmission, from various viewpoints.

To be specific, we are looking to determine the exact location of every
part in the system.  None of the diagrams I have are clear enough to
see "everything", and that's why I am searching for the patent.

John A Tuttle
Brick, New Jersey - Where it's currently 100 degrees, and feels like 110.

(Message sent Sat 23 Jul 2011, 17:23:28 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Fishing, Gulbransen, Mechanism, Pole, Tracking

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