Post by John "Rockin" Reed on Mar 3, 2008 13:44:19 GMT -5
I know I've mentioned said store in many a thread before. Now, I will give you a more detailed description of it. It's full name was The Stambaugh-Thompson Hardware Company We always simply referred to the place as "Stambaugh's" Get this: My brother used to call it "Stam-bomba's" back in the day. The store in my neck of the woods closed its doors in November 11, 1997. In a nutshell, they were very similar to Handy-Andy. Over the years, they had a lot of interesting fans on display. As we approached the 90s, they started stocking Hunter and Encon and phasing out the 80s brands which consisted of Palm-Air/Moss and King of Fans.
Post by John "Rockin" Reed on Mar 4, 2008 11:10:41 GMT -5
The whole chain went belly-up in the mid/late-90s since they could not compete with places like Lowe's and Home-Depot. When we got Lowe's in 1996, good old Stambaugh's didn't stand a chance. As I recall, I was in 9th grade when they announced they would be closing their doors, and I regret not getting any fans from them while drastically reduced.
I did visit a Stambaugh's in Boardman, OH in 1996, and it had a phenomenal ceiling fan display with lots of Hunters.