My camera is on the blink so I can't post a pic but wondered if I could give some kind of a description and maybe someone might know a little background about an old reel that seems in pretty good condition - functions and not all that bad looking.

The reel is exactly 3 1/2" across and 1" wide. Looks to be 100% aluminum. On the back it has the Shakespeare logo (made in Kalamazoo), then says "RUSSELL" and below that 1895. Then down further yet it says "Model GE".

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks