Good luck Thomas. The 100 is a great 6wt reel, and you should be able to scrounge one of the San Fran Reels Inc. reels up. I'm still deep in my search for the San Jose Floyd T. Lovens-era Thompson 100, so if I come by a San Fran reel, I'll get the seller in touch with you.
That's great Thomas! Just as an FYI... make sure both the check and shoe brake are backed all the way off before (dis)assembly. Things can bind otherwise. If you're interested in a copy of the drag patent, PM me your email address.
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