We received some old catalogs in the mail yesterday from a kindly customer. She just thought we’d like to have
them for our archives. She was right! They are treasures – to us, anyway. The two on the right date back to theÂ 1970s, when the energy crisis, oil embargo (and burgeoning demand for wood stoves and non-electric goods) put Lehman’s, in tiny Kidron, Ohio, “on the map.” The cook stove catalog on the far right is a whopping 15 pages long! (Incidentally, we’ve always loved the black and white photo of the gentleman on the cover. Talk about a typical Lehman’s customer.)
As you can imagine, things have changed a lot when it comes to our catalog. Our product line has expanded to fill 168 pages – and we have lots of trouble getting it all to fit in that space! (You can see ALL our products – including the ones that don’t always fit into the catalog, at Lehmans.com.) But lots of folks still describe it as “an old friend” and even a “resource book” of old-time items.
Amazingly, a good number of the items featured in these 30-year-old books are still available in our catalogs today. We hope that’s a testament to our commitment to offer you “authentic products that work for life.”
Click here to request your FREE 168-page catalog (circa 2011).