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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Iron and Hardware Merchants

Iron and Hardware Merchants.

Spurdle and Bond (F. M. Spurdle and T. R. Bond), Iron and Hardware Merchants, Direct Importers, Victoria Avenue, Wanganui. This business was established in the year 1905, by Messrs. Spurdle and Bond, and is conducted in a two-storeyed brick building, which has a thirty feet frontage, and a depth of sixty feet. On the first floor of the premises there is an extensive show-room, and at the rear of the shop there is a large store. A complete stock in all lines is maintained, and special attention is given to electro-plated and other goods suitable for wedding gifts.

Mr Frederick Maurice Spurdle, of the firm of Messrs. Spurdle and Bond, is a son of Mr. F. M. Spurdle, manager of the Wanganui Sash and Door Factory. He was born in Wanganui, where he was educated, and afterwards learned his trade with Messrs. J. Thain and Company. He subsequently went to London, England, where for two years he gained further experience with Messrs. J. Petrie and Sons. He then returned to New Zealand, and, in conjunction with Mr T. R. Bond, established his present business.

Mr Thomas Robinson Bond, of the firm of Messrs. Spurdle and Bond, is a son of the Rev. George Bond, of the Methodist Church. He was born in Auckland, educated at Nelson College, and afterwards learned his business under Messrs.
Denton, photo.Mr. T. R. Bond,

Denton, photo.
Mr. T. R. Bond,

page 612 Ashby, Bergh and Company, Christchurch. Later he tried country life, which, however, he had to abandon owing to an accident, and was afterwards for six years and a half under Messrs. D. McFarlane and Company, and one year with Messrs. Thain and Company, of Wanganui, before joining Mr Spurdle in partnership. Mr Bond is an active member of the Wanganui Agricultural and Pastoral Society, and treasurer of the Wanganui Amateur Athletic Club.