Like you and most others on the GMB, words are not my strongest point
Way to go Bernard
I think you've conclusively proved the contrary with this one posting.
.....,but does strongly suggest manufacture by an outside specialist,...
Please note that this is purely a supposition at this point in time. Maybe the other ash trays under the H&A name should also be taken into consideration??
Why a promotional ashtray? It wasn't their business.
Really? How do you know
Again, you are making a supposition, that at this stage of research into a company, is unproven
, so apparently closing a door unnecessarily.
You will probably agree that it is unlikely that H&A made the windows in their factory, the insulators in their electricity supply, and the tumblers in their works canteen.
You really don't want to hear my comment about this oblique observation
My position regarding the company's production is purely to ensure that urban myths don't spring up and take root. Your observations are perfectly valid, but I'm concerned about what is effectively guess work becoming fact on the Internet making it difficult to refute should
it later be proved wrong. Therefore to write something as if fact, without proof
, at this stage seems somewhat precipitous.
You may indeed be proved right in the fullness of time, but it may be that that proof will never be found. Watch this space, but don't expect an answer too soon
PS. Yes, I have emailed them Frank - thanks