The musical instrument pickups, effects units and amplifiers designed and manufactured
by Harry DeArmond and Bud Rowe and later by Steve Tosh in Toledo, Ohio, from the 1940s to the 1980s, through Rowe Industries Inc.,
H. N. Rowe & Company, Rowe DeArmond Inc., DeArmond Inc. and Tosh Electronics, all of Toledo, Ohio, USA.


  This 'Epitome Electric' lap steel guitar shows the name 'Federated Teachers Service Corp.' on its headstock.  This company may have been located in California in the 1940s and/or 1950s but even this small amount of information has yet to be verified.  The single pickup is a standard riveted Hershey Bar type.


(Photos courtesy of Alistair, Brisbane, Australia)