Gayle

Clarence Gayle (1866 – 1948) Gayle operated a precision instrument shop at 514 Logan Street specializing in custom, handcrafted fishing reels and inexpensive machine-made reels. During WWII the Gayle shop fulfilled several government contracts including parts for the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. The Gayle Company remained in business until the late 1980s.

Clarence Gayle (1866 – 1948)

Clarence Gayle

Fishing Reel Maker

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