In the old days of the ‘catalogue company’, Queensland Pastoral Supplies
[QPS] were a Brisbane
institution, serving capital and regional Queensland and
Northern New South Wales customers. I record them here
because, post war, QPS became both lawnmower agents,
and then mower manufacturers in their own right.
This record discusses the 1957-58 Catalogue
as it depicts QPS
lawnmower and outboard offerings.
QPS catalogues presented the ‘Silent Salesman’ to
regional buyers through a comprehensive catalogue
that covered all areas: from household needs,
recreational needs, building needs, rural needs and
hardware. It covered everything imaginable for rural folks.
You could buy a boring plant from a catalogue!TO BE CONTINUED …