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Cane Importer Harold Demarest Dies

Posted on July 06 2007

For almost one hundred years, the Demarest family has been a leading importer of Chinese bamboo for can rod builders in the U.S. Harold Demarest took over the business from his father Charles, who by 1911 was supplying ‘Tonkin’ and Calcutta cane to most of the major bamboo rod builders, including William Mills (a buyer for Leonard Rod Company), Montague, South Bend, and Devine (you can read more on the history of Charles H. Demarest, Inc. on their Web site).
Harold Demarest died on Tuesday, July 3, one day short of his 96th birthday, which his family had gathered to celebrate.

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