I wish I could buy from there and support a small store like that.
Think he'd ship a boys axe to IL?
When I'm looking for really old tools, I'm still missing Berger Hardware in Superior, WI. In the 1970s, to build a log house, I needed log dogs and a Norwegian scribe. I found them, along with a great many other things, at Berger Hardware. When I built a buggy harness, I found all the buckels and other hardware at Berger.
Contents of the store were auctioned off, March 26, 1999.
Here is a story from 1994:
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My great uncle ran a 'general store' - I remember he closed it in 79. very sad.
it was his dad's and started in the depression.
there was always a few old timers sitting around the stove in the back corner....and basically everything else everyone has said. The town never did get a wal-mart....it's only a town of about 300....but the next town over did....and as he was fond of saying "that....was that."
too cool some are still around!
I know that store well, I live in Pickerington, just one town over from Reynoldsburg. We used to have a great hardware store here too but it was "boxed" out many years ago. Replaced by a Sears. No personality, Nobody knows their rear from a hole in the ground and a distinct lack of customer service.
Thanks for posting a rare gem It brought back some fond memories of my child hood going to a Hardware store much like that one with my Dad or Grand dad. I seem to remember a few Bib overall wearing old timers drinking coffee playing checkers and chewing tobacco by the stove too.
There will always be something special about those old hardware stores. I remember riding my bike 5 miles one way with my little brother so we could go buy target arrows at one. It was like finding undiscovered treasure every time we went there. We have a decent hardware store in the town I live in.