"R" Suffix - This suffix was just used once on the half-closed face spinning reel 8430R to indicate it was especially designed for Right-hand use.
"Rapid" - Rapid was used just one time in 1956 on a Mitchell reel to imply a quick retrieve (5/1). The actual reel was renamed 350 5/1 in 1957.
- Name given in the Netherlands to indicate the Mitchell 316-model. This name appeared also for a short time on this reel distributed by Albatros (see Albatros
"R.D." - Stands for Rear Drag.
Red Mitchell 300 - There is a European catalogue in the early 1950s that highlight a "Red" Mitchell reel. Unfortunately, its existence cannot be validated. This would be a fascinating piece if ever found.
Red, White & Blue Mitchell - As relayed to me, during the US 1976 Bicentennial, Garcia Mitchell experimented with a red, white and blue reel with a magnetic bail release. There is no history of this reel ever being manufactured. Its existence cannot be validated.
- Mitchell collector and author of the book "Mitchell, Collectors’ Reference Guide" (see here
Roi - (French for "King") was the name used in France to indicate the Mitchell 300.