Sears Reel

How old is my fishing pole and reel?

I found a pole and reel that looks real old. On the pole it says "Sears Roebuck and Co. Genuine Fiber Glass. JC Higgins." Then there are some numbers. They are 309-29990-4 1/2' What do they mean? Im guessing its a 4 1/2 foot pole, but what about the others? The reel must have came with the pole and also says JC Higgins. Does anyone know what year it was made or some information about it? A website that talks about them would be great, as I could not find one. Thanks-

309.29990 is a model number, circa late 50's, Higgins reels were sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. and over the years by various other companies. Sears started using Ted Williams as a brand early 1960 as J.C. Higgins had been dropped.
Does the label also say Simpson Sears Ltd?

John Higgins was an employee of Sears, the C was added by Sears.

I have a good amount of parts for spinning and conventional reels plus bicycles with the brand name J.C. Higgins and some wooden lures.

Sears Roebuck And Co Fishing Reel 779 31335 420 FOR PARTS ONLY
Sears Roebuck And Co Fishing Reel 779 31335 420 FOR PARTS ONLY
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Sears Belmont Casting Reel No3123600 For Parts Repair Works
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Vintage Ted Williams fishing reel Sears Roebuck Co
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Vintage JC Higgins Sold by Sears Fishing Reel
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VINTAGE REEL GAMEFISHER SC 32 SEARS SPINCAST REEL SC 32 model 77931242
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Vintage Sears No 779312321 Reel
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel 6 41276
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams 460 fishing reel
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vintage Sears Roebuck spincast closed face reel 535 312460
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams Fly Reel 370 Box And Papers Only Made By Shakespeare
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Vintage Sears Model 210 Spincasting Reel VERY NICE
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Vintage Ted Williams model 535 53531350 Red Fishing Reel Sold by Sears
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Spinning Fishing Reel SP 455 Good Condition
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Vint Sears Roebuck Co Levelwind Trolling Reel Mod 31141276 in Box
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Vintage Sears Roebuck 300 metal body spinning reel
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Co JC Higgins Fishing Reel Instruction Manual Original
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VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Co Spin Casting Reel
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Vintage Sears Roebuck JC Higgins Spinning Fishing Reel 779 31510
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Vintage Model 719 Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 236 SpinCast Fishing Reel
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
$8.99
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2 Vintage Sears Level Wind Casting Reels Red Finish
$15.00
Time Remaining: 26d 19h 13m
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Black White Chrome Made In USA LK
$19.99
Time Remaining: 26d 23h 7m
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Sears Meadow Brook Level Wind Casting Reel Vintage
$29.99
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VINTAGE Sears Ted Williams 240 SPIN CASTING REEL MADE IN USA
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Roebuck Co spinning fishing reelSP45553531355
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$299.00
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VINTAGE USED GAMEFISHER SC 32 SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO MODEL NO 77931242 OLD REEL
VINTAGE USED GAMEFISHER SC 32 SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO MODEL NO 77931242 OLD REEL
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JC HIGGINS FLY REEL SOLD BY SEARS
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Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL NO 779 31513 Made in Japan
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK FISHING REEL NO 779 31513 Made in Japan
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admin posted at 2010-11-15 Category: Fishing Reels