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Huckster37

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Ace Hardware MOD 088AC Pictures
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:27:49 PM »
So far I've found three Johnson 088A trade reels, this one along with two Wards the "Wards Hawthorne ART. No. 60 6445" and the "Montgomery Ward ART. No. 60 6445".
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Re: Ace Hardware MOD 088AC Pictures
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 05:23:34 PM »
A nice grouping! You have a nice collection!!

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Re: Ace Hardware MOD 088AC Pictures
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 06:18:02 PM »
Do you have any idea what the "ART." on all these Ward reels stands for?

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Re: Ace Hardware MOD 088AC Pictures
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2018, 06:06:35 AM »
Purely a guess but I have always assumed it was simply the abbreviation for Article.  Like Article No.  60-6446. Spelled out, it took up too much room so they just used the abbreviation. I am thinking a lot of things in their retail store inventory were listed as articles with a number which was some kind of coding. But again, just a guess.

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Re: Ace Hardware MOD 088AC Pictures
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 06:40:34 AM »
I think that could be a good guess. That one never crossed my mind. I couldn't get past the word art, thanks for broadening my horizons.