| Dear Customer,
You may remember us for our workshop stoves on the opposite page.
If you do, you are probably one of the hundreds of customers who
helped us get started and whose encouraging letters spurred us
on to produce this catalogue.
Some of you will also recognize the similarity between our catalogue
and Garrett Wade's in the U.S. Although we are Canadian owned
and controlled, we were fortunate to establish a very close working
relationship with the Garrett Wade Company which allows us volume
discounts from suppliers which we could never obtain alone. Without
their help and guidance, we would not have been able to bring
you this superb collection of tools from different parts of the
While we have grown, we sincerely hope you will continue to write
to us with opinions on our products as you have in the past. We
may not reply in detail but we pay attention to your remarks.
As one example, Michael Newman of Fruitvale, B.C. suggested that
we should provide our customers with a "cool" door handle
for our workshop stoves. It doesn't show in our photos, and we
don't mention it in our brochures but we now include such a handle
in every stove kit, thanks to Michael.
We would like your reaction to our tool line. Tell us what you
like or don't like about the line and feel free to recommend additions
to it. We will be issuing supplements periodically between main
issue and will try to include tools that you want. In particular,
if you know of any small Canadian manufacturers or craftsmen whose
lines might be appropriate for us, let us know.
Finally, if you happen to be in Ottawa, drop around to 857 Boyd
Avenue and browse through our showroom. We have a few tools not
shown in the catalogue which may interest you.
Leonard G. Lee