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Who has the oldest Buck & Hickman catalogue?

23 January 2013

Leading distributor of tools, maintenance and health and safety products, Buck & Hickman, will celebrate its 180th anniversary in 2010. To mark the occasion, the company announced a competition for customers to win £10

Leading distributor of tools, maintenance and health and safety products, Buck & Hickman, will celebrate its 180th anniversary in 2010. To mark the occasion, the company announced a competition for customers to win £1000 of free tools if they present the oldest genuine Buck & Hickman product catalogue.

The company, which is launching its latest catalogue in January 2010, has original editions dating from the mid 1890s but believes there are versions that are even older. It is now appealing to anyone who has a pre-1894 catalogue to contact them.

Commenting on the campaign Howard Luft, Buck & Hickman's managing director, said: "In putting together our latest 2010 catalogue we've included a review of the company's history to-date and we already know that many of our original editions are collector's items. Whilst a lot of the key company milestones are known there's nothing in the archives to indicate when the first Buck & Hickman catalogue was actually published so we are appealing to anyone with a catalogue older than the 1894 edition to get in touch with us.

"We're offering £1000 in free tools for the oldest edition we can identify and the winner will be free to choose anything they want from our latest catalogue range. There'll also be some great runners-up prizes, so if you've got an old catalogue then do please get in touch."
 
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