From: "A Chronology of Montreal and of Canada from A.D. 1752 to A.D. 1893"
By Frederick Wm. Terrill 1893

This business established in 1855, by David Tees, was in 1866 carried on by him and his brother Joseph Tees, and included manufacturing for the trade. In 1872 John Tees joined them but in 1877 David and his son William Tees bought the business. In 1866 at the Colonial Exhibition in England, the firm became famous and established a large foreign demand for their roll-top desks. Their Funeral appointments are the best.

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