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The name "Salt Water" chosen for this heavy-duty model was rather obvious.
The first born "Mitchell" became "Mitchell 300", the "Salt Water" received number "302" engraved on its side-plate, and the "Cap" will be for ever known as the "304".
The "Otomatic" was changed to "Otomatic 330" and later to "Mitchell 330". At the request of Garcia, Mitchell incorporated the shipping number that was assigned to different models, for ordering purposes, to be used as the model number for the respective reel.
In 2000 Mitchell was purchased by Pure Fishing as part of the JWA fishing products acquisition.
Mitchell is now part of a leading family of famous fishing tackle brands like Berkley, Abu Garcia and Fenwick.
Things changed a lot in 1954 when the Hardy-patent for the full bail arm expired.