In presenting to the public this catalogue of
Tools and Tool Chests, we do so with a firm conviction that the
articles described will meet and fill a long-felt want.
the different assortments are selected with a view to the
greatest amount of usefulness for the various purposes for which
they are intended.
We have been in the manufacture and sale of
tools of all kinds for over twenty-five years, our specialty
being high-grade Tools, Machinery and Supplies.
We began putting
up Sets of Tools and Tool Chests about twelve years ago, and
since that time our trade in this line has constantly increased,
so that we are compelled to put it into a special department.
We believe we were the first to enter into this
field, and are the only ones in it at the present time, if we
except a few dealers in the larger eastern cities, who have for
many years made it a practice about holiday time of putting up a
few sets of good tools, in good, chests, depending upon local
The tools furnished in these sets, however, were
taken from stock - regular mechanics' tools - and, while of
excellent quality, were not well adapted to the use of boys and
amateurs, being too large and clumsy.
The prices also were
usually too high, on account of the extra expense attendant upon
getting them out in small quantities.
Of the small sets of tools usually sold in toy
shops and bazaars, we have but little to say. They are toys
whether priced at 50 cents or $10.00, and while the smaller sets
may serve an excellent purpose as playthings for young children,
they are really of no value in the household.
All tools we send out are of first-class
quality; with proper care will last a life-time, and being of
the best quality, are hard to spoil even with careless usage.
Chas. A. Strelinger & Co.,
96 TO 1 0 BATES STREET,