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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2012, 11:22:48 AM »
Sorry I've been neglecting this thread lately as I've been pretty busy...

So it seems some ETF tools made it to the States one way or another. That doesn't surprise me, but it surprised me a little that they are plentiful enough to have been found be members of this (rather small) forum!

This matchbook cover just appeared on fleabay:



I thought the "416" area code would be useful in dating this matchbook, but to my surprise it seems "416" was used for St. Catharine's as recently as 1993! ("416" is used for Toronto exclusively now and they had to introduce a "647" overlay code in 2001.)
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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2012, 11:25:56 AM »
And a new member on the GG posted his example of a very nice gasoline blowtorch recently:






I was not aware ETF even offered these things...
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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2012, 04:33:14 PM »



15/16 no rust
i have seen a couple of ETF double open ends around. this one made it west of the rockies

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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2012, 07:13:22 PM »
Nice examples! Welcome to Tool Talk !
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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2012, 07:32:04 PM »
Picked up this ETF 18" pipe wrench Friday. Looks like it should clean up decent.

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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2012, 11:00:00 AM »
A nice example, Neals...

I'm sure it'll clean up well; it's in much better shape than the 18" I cleaned up & mine came out fine!

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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2012, 12:09:22 PM »
And now yet another matchbook just appeared on fleaPay!:



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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2013, 04:25:08 AM »
Folks...we've had a huge breakthrough on the ETF story & I think I can safely say that there will be more information coming soon!

How's that for a cliffhanger? LOL!

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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2013, 07:55:14 AM »
You certainly have my attention. This is very interesting info on one of the few Canadian tool makers.

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Re: The story of ETF Tools of St. Catharines, Ontario.
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