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In the mid 1800's, the world turned to Kentucky's clock and watch makers to create and improve upon the multiplying casting reel. Little did George William Gayle know when his son Clarence Gayle was born on November 15 1866 that his family name would live on forever as one of the worlds finest hand milled casting reels but in 1882 this became reality when Clarence milled the very first Gayle Reel.