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Illiopolis Business Association 

Local History

Taken from a 1901 Supplement to The (Illiopolis) State Center Record

0. T. MYERS & CO. Hardware and Farm Implements.

The conveniences offered by a well stocked hardware establishment invite recognition and patronage from property owners, contractors, housekeepers and the public in general. The establishment conducted by 0. T. Myers & Co. is in a position to respond promptly to all demands made for building hardware, mechanics and gardeners tools, cutlery, tin and granite ware, farm supplies, etc. This concern carries standard productions in stoves among which are the Garland, and Culter and Procter cooking stoves, and the celebrated Coles Hot Blast Heaters. 0. T, Myers & Co. are selling and distributing agents in this section for the McCormick reapers and mowers, the Sattley, Moline, P. and 0. and equally standard makes in farm implements, the Smith, and Decatur wagon, and farm supplies generally. Orders for tin and galvanized iron rooting and all manner of repair work are executed by expert mechanical ability at fair and honest prices. In this department property owners and contractors may secure estimates for proposed work on application. The facilities employed to do business are all that capital can supply and experience suggest, and nothing is wanting in volume and variety of stock to cater successfully and satisfactorily to every need. The premises occupied for salesroom, storage and tin shops aggregate a total of 5800 square feet of floor space which figures give one a correct idea of the magnitude of operations. 0. T. and Edward Myers comprise the firm. Both gentlemen have resided many years in this community and earn by their approved methods, alertness to popular needs, enterprise to adopt and provide new and improved ideas, and the integrity that marks every transaction, the esteem both in social and business relations of the entire community. This establishment is among the wide awake mercantile institutions of Sangamon Co., and is truly representative in its line because of its capacity to supply quickly and at honest prices the marketís best productions.

O.T. Myers                                O.T. Myers' Hardware store in 1901.


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