Photo–Just sold on EBay for 26 bucks.. An Argue Hardware yardstick– 1930’s WOOD YARDSTICK; ARGUE HARDWARE, CARLETON PLACE ONT. (CANADA). YARDSTICK IS WITH WEAR/SOILING/FADING, BUMPED CORNERS. HOLE DRILLED AT ONE END. MADE BY CANADIAN RULER, BEDFORD, QUE.
Doug B. McCarten– OMG we had one of those at home! Chess and Helen were terrific friends of our family! Helen was my Dad’s secretary for many years!! Who knew?? Lol
Jan McCarten Sansom– I still have it lol …was it on your list??😍😫
Doug B. McCarten– Jan McCarten Sansom hahahaha nah, it’s okay, enjoy 😊!
Doug B. McCarten– The hole was purposeful for hanging on a nail.
Karen Fleming Ferguson– We have this one still. One side.
Doug B. McCarten-– Eades Hardware, of course took over the business from Chess Argue!
Linda Gallipeau-Johnston Still have one.
Ray Paquette– I will take umbrage with the supposed date of the 1930’s! Ches Argue bought the store from Roy Gilmour in the 1950’s after he moved his family to Carleton Place from Leaside I believe. Some of your more mature correspondent can probably collaborate this. I was in school with Judy and Bill played ball for my Dad before going off to RMC.
Linda Seccaspina– It was the date quotes by the seller.. I try to stay out of that stuff LOL
Joann Voyce– Seller lied. Argue Hardware started in 1950/1951
Llew Lloyd —The Argue yardstick shown in the original photo was the Cadillac model . My father hung a lot of wallpaper in this town and the yardstick was one of the essential tools of the trade . Much like fabric , wallpaper came in rolls and there were so many yards in a roll . The estimate was done in yards. Once the job started the wallpaper was rolled out on the pasting board and the measuring and cutting of the individual strips was done with the yardstick . On the home front there was always a yardstick on the frame above the kitchen door . Those of you who remember the threat of the wooden spoon will easily guess the yardsticks other use.
Mary Ann Gagnon– Judy and Bill’s mum was Helen Argue….she was the secretary at the high school for years before and during my dad’s reign there…
Doug B. McCarten– Most loved CPHS secretary!
Hazel Stewart-Huneault– I have one that belonged to my grand father. GEO. W. EADES LTD
Old, but not sure how old.
When did Eades take ownership?
Doug B. McCarten– Talk about customer service, my Mom once bought a hand mixer for $2 but didn’t like the colour of the wooden handle so they painted it for her at no additional charge! Now that’s customer service!!
Just a note that I just finished tomorrows instalment on Main Street and read that Argue’s Hardware store had nothing to do with Eades. Argues Hardware was next to the Dominion Store which used to be Bailey’s grocery Store and Chester came in and took this small store over and employed James Patterson, Harry Crawford and Wilbert Giles. In two nights we will do Argue’s grocery store which used to be where the Granary was. But all that’s coming up…
Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.
Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)
Memories of Argue’s Food Market?
The Granary in Your Backyard — Dena Comley