Ceiling Airers

A customer was in the shop yesterday thanking us for our assistance. He had been in earlier looking for a replacement pulley for his old-fashioned ceiling airer. We could not offer the correct pulley and he was quite happy to pay the £43.00 for a new airer (which we keep in stock) from Similar Ideas in Dudley.
I suggested he contact the manufacturer and gave him an address. Yesterday he reported back that the manufacturer had supplied him the correct pulley for the princely sum of £1.50. “Not bad for a thirty year old airer!” he said.
The moral? It’s a British firm making goods in this country. Actually that’s not essential: Hozelock are very good at supplying obscure spares for (in particular) their pressure sprayers and they longer manufacture in this country. Maybe it’s just that there are still old-fashioned British companies that take pride in what they do.

A customer was in the shop yesterday thanking us for our assistance. He had been in earlier looking for a replacement pulley for his old-fashioned ceiling airer. We could not offer the correct pulley and he was quite happy to pay the £43.00 for a new airer (which we keep in stock) from Similar Ideas in Dudley.

I suggested he contact the manufacturer and gave him an address. Yesterday he reported back that the manufacturer had supplied him the correct pulley for the princely sum of £1.50. “Not bad for a thirty year old airer!” he said.

The moral? It’s a British firm making goods in this country. Actually that’s not essential: Hozelock are very good at supplying obscure spares for (in particular) their pressure sprayers and they longer manufacture in this country. Maybe it’s just that there are still old-fashioned British companies that take pride in what they do.

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