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Omaha’s Surplus over 50 Years in Business

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Omaha’s Surplus was founded in 1963 in Fort Worth, Texas by “the old man,” whose family had been in the government surplus business since 1945, selling various tools and military industrial surplus. After WW2 the boom of army navy stores began. While the US government had been disposing of military surplus since and around the Civil War, it wasn’t until the end of World War 2 that the amount of their surplus was so great that it actually created an industry. There was so much Wart Surplus available that it seemed every type of store was in on the distribution of army navy goods. One could find army navy surplus at store like Sears, Montgomery Ward, and JC Penney. The old man’s Parents(our grandparents) specialized in buying and selling  US government surplus tools and industrial equipment. Before the days of Home Depot, Lowes, and Northern Tool, inexpensive, quality tools were…

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