|Certified List of Illinois Corporations, 1911|
|Lakeside Saw & Tool logo|
As with other house brands like Sears Craftsman, Lakeside tools were likely manufactured by various independent companies. These would have contracted with Montgomery Ward to supply items of a specified quality with the Lakeside name etched, stamped, or on a label or decal. Because Ward guaranteed satisfaction with their goods, it was imperative that Ward buy items free of defects. Based on tools that have survived, we know that Lakeside tools were well-finished. Where the tool allowed it, the Lakeside logo is large with impressive script. In the picture above, notice the MW worked into the design, for Montgomery Ward.
In 1916-20, the Lakeside line included a full selection of brick and plasterer's trowels, cement tools, and stone tools.
Montgomery Ward 1916 catalog pages with tools
Montgomery Ward 1916 catalog on Archive.org
Montgomery Ward 1920 catalog pages with tools
Montgomery Ward 1920 catalog on Archive.org
|Montgomery Ward 1916 catalog, page 904|
|Montgomery Ward 1920 catalog, page 907|
|Ward's Master Quality forged brick trowel|