Posted April 08 2007 - 04:09 AM
Posted April 08 2007 - 11:19 AM
Posted April 08 2007 - 12:21 PM
I am quite interested in this!!!! I googled but came up empty. Anyone know more. Who's selling?
Where can I search for more info?
Posted April 17 2007 - 02:15 PM
Take a kid fishing!!!!
Posted April 19 2007 - 07:12 AM
Then I guess I have a that has both the Harnell and South Bend logo on them. If I could get my hands on one and they must be out there. Second who is making up rumors?
Posted April 19 2007 - 08:19 AM
And if John never gave them the rights, why did he market blanks under the Harrington label for quite a few years? Harnell was the #1 name in tubular fiberglass blanks back in the day---probably more highly regarded among fishermen than Lamiglas or Fenwick. Why would John have marketed blanks under a lesser-known name if he didn't have to? I've been around for awhile, and I know the quality of Harnell and their great reputation, but it wasn't until the internet came along and I started reading posts from guys in Texas about their "Herrington" customs that I figured it out myself, when I saw Harrington inside the old familiar fish outline after finding the **** web site.
I'm not questioning, just looking to clarify. Why would John have never gone to court on his own to re-acquire the name he built? Most people think that South Bend made a mockery of the name by putting it on junk. Yet, John just slapped a Harrington label on the blanks and went on. It wasn't until after he died that Jean took South Bend to court It just doesn't make sense.
Posted April 19 2007 - 09:47 AM
From an article written in 1979 - fourteen years prior to John Harrington's death and featured on Harrington Rod's own web pages...
For a time, the business went quite smoothly, until Rennells began to have personal difficulties and finally succeeded in persuading John to move the plant from Venice, California to Safford, Arizona. Looking back on it, John recalls this period as one of the lowest points in the company's history. Due to mismanagement and a host of related problems, they lost 40 percent of their business in one year. In an effort to salvage the company, John bought out his partner and moved the operation back to California into a section of Santa Monica. Unfortunately, he was unable to recoup the staggering financial losses. In 1962 alone, he lost about $22,000 of his own money. With his savings nearly depleted, John grudgingly accepted an offer by the Schultz Tool Company to buy the business. But Harrington never lost his love for the rod industry, and in 1965 he formed another partnership and opened a small plant in Oxnard, California, which has been his home base ever since. Due to legal considerations, he can no longer use the Harnell name, but it didn't take long for aficionados of fine glass rods to associate the Harrington label with a high quality product.
Posted April 19 2007 - 10:14 AM
I would love the opportunity to put them to use once again.
If word ever gets out that the equipment is in fact for sale, I would appreciate a PM very much....
Posted April 19 2007 - 07:58 PM
Take a kid fishing..
Posted April 19 2007 - 08:05 PM
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Posted April 20 2007 - 10:05 AM
Originally Posted by TotemPoles32
I am curious as to what you all use or would like to see as well as the area/region you fish. Do not give up on them yet.. Good things may come to those who wait.. I have included my e-mail addy for those that want to pm me..
Let's start with 542, 552 and 721
Some people call me Maurice.