Western Electric Reels
These are the original Toroidal® Reels. The design team of Western Electric Company (WECO) and GEC developed a low-cost, low-weight, long life steel reel in direct response to electrical wire industry needs. The first production run was in 1939. The sizes were developed to fully utilize the installation trucks and to fit in business and residential neighborhoods without special hauling permits. These reels have become the standard for the industry.

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WECO
Size
Flange
Diameter
Inches
Inside
Traverse
Inches
Drum
Diameter
Inches
Arbor
Hole
Inches
Tire Head
Sheet
Gauge
Drum
Gauge
Reel
Weight
Pounds
229 30 30 13 2 3/4 1/4 x 1 1/4 16 16 85
440 42 15 30 2 11/16 3/16 x 1 1/2 16 14 143
413 48 18 30 2 11/16 5/16 x 2 16 14 205
414 50 25 3/8 30 2 11/16 5/16 x 2 16 14 240
415 56 25 3/8 30 2 11/16 5/16 x 2 16 14 285
416 66 25 3/8 36 2 11/16 5/16 x 2 16 14 340
417 78 25 3/8 42 2 11/16 7/16 x2 1/2 16 14 530
418 78 27 42 2 11/16 7/16 x2 1/2 16 10 600
419 78 30 42 2 11/16 7/16 x2 1/2 16 10 614
420 84 39 3/4 42 3 5/8 3 x 5.7#I-Beam 16 10 770
487 96 44 42 4 3 x 5.7#I-Beam 14 1/4 1339