I have a theroy concerning the model number of these reels, based on the few that I have, which are:
1) Model 190 (250 yards capacity)
2) Model 325 (250 yards capacity)
3) Model 630 (300 yards capacity)
4) Model 940 (400 yards capacity)
5) Model 950 (500 yards capacity)
I have also corresponded via email with someone who had a model 1125, and another who had a model 625 for sale at the big auction site, both said theirs were a 250 yard capacity reel.
My theroy is this: With the exception of the 100 series reels, (and the freshwater reels,) the last two numbers of the model number is 1/10 the line capacity, regardless of the model number series.
However, as this is based on only seven different models in 4 different model series, I do not consider this a broad enough base to confirm my theroy.
I am also courious as to what other model series reels there are. For instance, did J. A. Coxe make a 200, 400, 500, 700, and 800 model series reel? Did they make a model series higher than the 1100's? How large of reel did they make in each model series? Did they make, for instance, a model 990, or 995 or 690?
I also read in one of the posts here that "the larger reels were discontinued after the War..." I really appriciate this information, as it helps me date the 940 (about the same size as a Penn 113 4/0) and 950 (about the same size as a Penn 114 6/0) I have to pre-war vintage.
Thanks for your help, and tight lines.