I purchased some vintage reels so I could get an old shakespeare that was in the box. There was also a ZEBCO 33. At first I was going to set the Zebco 33 up for my grandson. I noticed the bottom.
I assume this is one of the earliest reels they made. I also thought some collector may be interested. Is this true? If not we will fish with it.
Where or how would I find someone interested.
Zebco was formed out of the Zero Hour Bomb Company. They changed over to making fishing reels in 1948, became Zebco in the mid 50s. The 33 came out in 1953. I believe they are still out of Tulsa.
However, I am going to recommend posting photos of your reel at this site to get an exact age:
Select REEL TALK to get the bulletin board to post questions.