For lovers of vintage we present this 124 page T. Eaton Co. catalog of 1894. Shows most every item the home owner would require at the time. Loads of period fashion graphics, household furniture, kitchen gadgets, personal care products, lotions, medicines, powders, drugs, and quack remedies. All mixed in with guns, graphophones, cameras, toys, books and even a section on mail order grocery items.
Eaton's was once Canada's largest department store retailer. Founded in 1869 in Toronto by Timothy Eaton, an Irish immigrant, Eaton's first advertisement read "We propose to sell our goods for CASH ONLY – In selling goods, to have only one price." In an era where haggling for goods was commonplace, this was a revolutionary business practice.
The T. Eaton Co. Limited grew to become a retail and social institution in Canada, with stores across the country, buying offices across the globe, and a catalogue that found itself in the homes of most Canadians. Eaton's was well known for its customer service, as expressed in its long-standing slogan "Goods Satisfactory or Money Refunded." A rapidly changing economic and retail environment in the late 20th century proved difficult for Eaton’s, and the chain went bankrupt in 1999.