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A Tale Of Hardware

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A three-story grout building, which stands in the center of the business quarter, attracts the attention of all who pass. A long sign bearing the name, "Eberbach Hardware Company," adds to the interest and tends to attract still more attention. If one enter the store and look around he cannot but be struck by the great variety of gooda there displayed. On the flrst Hoor, 38x8G feet in size, exclusive of a long frame building in the rear, are displayed stoves, utensila and general hardware. The stock of these goods is never allowed to run dowa, and it is frequently remarked by customers that "if we ean't find what we want at Eberbach's, there is no use of looking further." Like most hardware flrms, the Eberbach fina carries a good line of furnaces. They deal in the "Cheerful Home," and claim that this cannot be excelled. The liCheerful Home" linda ita way, for the most part, into thebetterclaesof houses, and the number sold is rapidly increasing. A few years ago the firm thought they were doing well if they set up three or four in one year. Before the present season is ended they will have sold thirty-five. On the second floor of this extensivo establishment the visitor will find a well equipped tin shop. Five men are constantly employed bere. They have won an enviable reputation for doing good work. The glass and belt department is also on the second floor. The best leather and rubber belting is kept, besides a large stock of window glass. The third floor of the establishment is used for storing agricultural implements, toĆ³le, and general miscellaneous brticles. It would pay any farmer to examine the agricultural implements and any mechanic to examine the tools, for no where else can he find so great a yariety. In another part of the store is to be found a large line of refrigerators. Only the best makes are kept. A good idea of the extensiveness of the Eberbach establishment will be gained when it is learned ttiat thirteen men are employed. Five of these are tinners, three stove men, and the remain', ing five are kept busy in the store [ proper. It was in 1875 that Christian Eberbach purohased the stock of A. Wiedemann, who had done business in the store for a number of years. Mr. Eberbach's sons, Ernest and Edward H., were placed in i charge of the establishment and have continued to run it up to the present day. They are energetic men, who are bound to please the public and thus promote their own welfare.


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Ann Arbor Register