|Stripped Heddon Imperial 125. Photo by JeffSod|
It ended up being identified as a Heddon Imperial 125 with the paint stripped off. The reel originally had a black finish that was susceptible to scratching and wear around the edges. A vintage Heddon Imperial in mint condition is shown below.
|Mint Imperial 125 with original black finish. Photo by Bulldog|
Can't wait to get this reel on the water!