Here at Fliposaurus.com, we are big fans of The Ames Companies of Camp Hill, Pa., which has been building quality garden tools in the United States of America since 1774.
Now, as most of you should know if you were paying attention in history class, that was before there was a United States of America – back in the days before we declared our independence and when my partner Jefe was just a toddler.
Ames was founded by Captain John Ames, who was a blacksmith and a manly man, in West Bridgewater, Mass. An Ames shovel was used to break ground for the B&O Railroad in 1837. Lincoln requested Ames shovels to help preserve the Union. They were used to make the Oregon Trail, the Panama Canal, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Mt. Rushmore and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Now, I ask you: Do you get any more American than that? I think not!
We use Ames spades, shovels, rakes and bedding forks when landscaping our flip houses.
We love Ames Tools. Want to know why? I’ll tell you. It’s because they are solid and built by hard-working Americans who drag their butts out of bed every morning and go to work instead of loafing around all day waiting for government handouts.
God bless ‘em.
Jefe and I are patriots. We appreciate the effort of a company that for nearly 250 years has kept Americans employed and built a quality product in the process.
Ames, we salute you!