Weddle Paint Shop, 1913

J. W. Weddle & Son, Blacksmiths.  Wagon, buggy, plow work and horseshoeing my specialties.  West Side Shop.

Advertisement for J. W. Weddle & Son, Skidmore New Era, May 30, 1912, page 8.

J. W. Weddle & Son kept up with the times, and that included advertising in their local newspaper.  The Skidmore New Era profiled them in its January 9, 1913 edition:

The Weddle Paint Shop.

There are few towns the size of Skidmore that can boast of as good a paint shop as we have here. The J. W. Weddle & Sons’ shop is about the busiest little paint shop one could find in many a day’s travel.

Since the 15th day of last May this shop has turned out eighteen buggies, two hearses, six wagons, one automobile and one sleigh, besides a long list of smaller articles.

Not many country paint shops would undertake to paint a first class automobile, but Jim and Tob would tackle the rainbow if it was left in their shop, and the work they did on Bert Strickler’s car looks like they might give the old bow a little luster, or make it look “as good as new,” or as when Noah first beheld it in the sky.

Beside giving the Strickler car twelve coats of paint and varnish they nickel-plated all the metal work and it now shines like a brand splinter fine new buzz wagon fresh from the factory.

Later that year, the April 17 edition also reported:

Repainted His Car.

J. O. Miller has a brand new automobile, or at least it looksl ike a new one since it left the J. W. Weddle & Sons’ paint shop. The car is an “E.M.F.” and was maroon colored when it left the factory, but it has donned a new spring suit of blue-black bed, stripped with white and a navy gray running gears and looks as bright and fresh as a new bloomed “Johnny Jump up, on an early spring morning.”