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.

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Vintage Sears No 779312322 Green Fishing Reel
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Vintage Sears and Roebuck 77941426 Fishing Spinning Reel
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Sears Roebuck Co Model 53531105 510 Casting reel
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Sears Fishing Reel
Sears Fishing Reel
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SEARS TED WILLIAMS SPIN CASTING REEL WITH BOX
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Vintage Ted William 424 Model No 77931322 Fishing Reel From Sears
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VINTAGE SEARS AUTOMATIC FLY FISHING REEL
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Vintage JC Higgins Sears Roebuck Fly Reel w South Bend Hollw Glass Rod
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VINTAGE SEARS TROLLING REEL WORKS FINE NICE WORKING REEL
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VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS SEARS ROEBUCK MODEL 430 SPINNING REEL
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Vintage Red Sears Roebuck Co Casting Reel Model 53539730
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Vintage Ted Williams 440spinning reel by sears
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Sears Roebuck And Co Model 300 Spinning Reel
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 24831122 Casting FISHING REEL Nice
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VINTAGE 1960S SEARS TED WILLIAMS 440 SPINNING REEL VG++ LK
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Vintage Ted Williams Model VI Spinning Reel Sears Roebuck and Co Good+
$45.00
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SEARS MOHAWK CASTING REEL BOX ONLY SOLD BY SEARSROEBUCK
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vintage Sears Roebuck WLS fishing reel chrome open face reel made in usa
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SEARS TED WILLIAMS 535 BAIT CASTING FISHING REEL
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Vintage JC Higgins Sears Conventional Reel 304 42140 Penn 180 FRC
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Sears Roebuck Open Face Fishing Reel sp 455
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel surf casting reel FoR Parts
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Black White Chrome Made In USA LK
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Vintage Sears Trolling Reel Model 6 4376 LK
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Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Green Aluminum Fishing Reel
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Vintage Sears Roebuck and Co Ted Williams Model 410 Spinning Reel
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VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
VINTAGE SEARS FISHING REEL NO 779 313221
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Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fly Reel  537 3101
Vintage Sears JC Higgins Engraved Fly Reel 537 3101
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 535311320 Casting FISHING REEL Nice
$40.00
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SEARS TROLLING OR CASTING REEL BOX ONLY+PAPERWORK VINTAGE 1960S
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VINTAGE SEARS AND ROBUCK AND CO 910 SPINNING REEL Model 779 41424
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Vintage Sears Ted Williams Casting Reel Model NO 53539981 W Case Triple Crown
Vintage Sears Ted Williams Casting Reel Model NO 53539981 W Case Triple Crown
$74.10
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Vintage Sears Levelwind Reel 6 41282 Looks Great and Works Fine TOO
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VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
VINTAGE Sears Roebuck Model 53539451 FISHING REEL
$18.00
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VINTAGE SEARS NO 779 31513 REEL
$11.99
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Ted Williams  410 Sears  Roebuck  Co Spinning Reel Very Nice Fishing
Ted Williams 410 Sears Roebuck Co Spinning Reel Very Nice Fishing
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SEARS GAMEFISHER SC 32 REEL 2 17 14 NICE WORKING MADE BY DAIWA
SEARS GAMEFISHER SC 32 REEL 2 17 14 NICE WORKING MADE BY DAIWA
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Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Red Aluminum Fishing Reel Model 53539660
Vintage SEARS J C Higgins Red Aluminum Fishing Reel Model 53539660
$10.00
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2 Ted Williams Spinning Reels 1 440  1 450 Sears Roebuck
2 Ted Williams Spinning Reels 1 440 1 450 Sears Roebuck
$29.95
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SEARS  ROEBUCK MODEL 53539971 CAST REEL
SEARS ROEBUCK MODEL 53539971 CAST REEL
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Vintage SEARS  ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
Vintage SEARS ROEBUCK 200 Fishing Spinning Reel 779 313240
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Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 225 SpinCast Fishing Reel Made in Japan Fish
Vintage Ted Williams Sears Model 225 SpinCast Fishing Reel Made in Japan Fish
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Vintage Sears JCHiggins Model No 312 39640 Metal Fishing Reel With Box USA
Vintage Sears JCHiggins Model No 312 39640 Metal Fishing Reel With Box USA
$24.22
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Vintage Sears Roebuck Co JC Higgins Fishing Reel Instruction Manual Original
Vintage Sears Roebuck Co JC Higgins Fishing Reel Instruction Manual Original
$12.00
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Sears and Roebuck  CO Ted Williams fishing 450 reel
Sears and Roebuck CO Ted Williams fishing 450 reel
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admin posted at 2010-11-15 Category: Fishing Reels