w. h. smith hardware - Mackey's Antique Clock Repair


Mackey's Antiques & Clock Repair
1249 Gihon Road
Parkersburg WV 26101

   304 422-7274

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W. H. Smith Hardware Co. 1896 The various interest grouped under the head of hardware are so important as to justify an extended account of their past development and present importance, were space available, but a brief summary only is here possible. The jobbing trade is of especial importance, and, in Parkersburg, is represented by an old and successful house, which effectually meets the demands of Parkersburg's regular trade territory, and which extends its operations over a much wider field.


In the important industry of wholesaling hardware the products of the W. H. Smith Hardware Company, at 117 and 119 Third street, are widely known. This pioneer enterprise was established nearly a quarter of a century ago in the three story brick structure it occupies. The building is provided with elevator and other conveniences, is 42x120 feet in dimensions, and has a floor space of over 21,000 square feet, Everything pertaining to the wholesale and retail hardware trade can be found in the establishment, and the stock in trade is the most extensive in this State.


Heavy and shelf hardware, cutlery, iron, steel, agricultural implements, farmers' supplies, mill supplies and building supplies, are the lines of' trade in which the house is especially active, and their output is an important and largely increasing one. Four experienced salesmen represent the house to foreign patrons throughout West Virginia and Ohio. The company is also engaged extensively in the manufacture of tinware and the demand for the product is at all times heavy. Close attention to business conduct is the principal factor in creating this establishment's splendid commercial standing. Mr. W. H. Smith, Jr., manages the enterprise and to his untiring energy and careful dealings is the splendid success of the company attributable.Included among their patrons are the leading consumers throughout this territory.




The Warehouses shown in connection with that on the preceding page have a combined area of floor space slightly less than sixty-five thousand square feet. The Rail Road illustrated in connection with our warehouse No.1 is a spur from the B. & O. Rail Road which serves both of our warehouses, enabling us to receive and store carloads of goods without any expense for drayage.


Both warehouses are located across the street from our main office and salesroom and are very convenient. They were built expressly for the purpose and ate constructed to sustain heavy loads. For hauling to Rail Road. Freight Houses and to Steamers we are now using two motor trucks as well as wagons. With our storage and transfer facilities mentioned above. we feel that our location in Parkersburg, with its railroad and boat connections is such that our ability to serve our customers, throughout this section, is unequaled by any of our competitors. We extend to you a cordial invitation to come in to see us at any time and we will gladly show you the completeness of our stock and methods of handling




































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