Hi Jeff,
It was serious price for SS 116 reel! Actually, crazy one!
Reels for 127 are not beg deal. Any paterson reel can be adjusted to it in the second.
I started this journey in 70mm film because I wanted to make 127 films so my son can use his Kodak Brownie collection.
And then he got 17 rolls of Verichrome 127 expired in mid '70, still good!
While buying some 828 film for him I found few 116 rolls to, for myself.
Thank you for mentioning Kodak Monitor. Will look for them around here.