It's not hard to guess where the trees from Equado
Balsawood were harvested. Whereas her in the U.S. we had major balsa suppliers like Pactra, Sig, and
Midwest, the Brits and other Europeans had their own suppliers. Equado was one of the prime companies
of the mid last century for the continent. Goods did not flow quite as freely or abundantly between
nations as they do today.
Interestingly, if you look
up the street address of
Equado Balsawood, a business of E. Law & Son (Timber) Ltd., you will find a
building with a sign stating "Champion for Timber," whose website is www.championtimber.com . According to their
About Us page, the company has
been doing business for 80 years, which puts their founding date back somewhere around 1936. It does
not say on Champion's website that they began life as E. Law & Son, but other sources confirm it.
Equado Balsawood Ad
Holland Paraguay Argentine Portugal Yugoslavia South Africa Switzerland The Continent India Australia
New Zealand Finland Malta Belgium Italy
Supplies the World!
More and more satisfied clients the world over receive their regular shipments of fine balsawood
used by modellers everywhere. Equador balsawood is supplied in metric and English sizes
Trade Price Lists on Application to Sole Manufacturers and Shippers
E. Law & Son (Timber) Ltd.
272274 High Street Sutton
Surrey VIGilant 8291-2
Here are a few other resources on the Airplanes and Rockets website for balsa wood:
Resources for Balsa Wood on the Airplanes and Rockets website:
Posted March 12, 2016